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You’re ready to buy some brand new lingerie. So, you do what any smart, savvy lady would do. You head to the store to get fitted. When the fitter hands you a card with your measurements on it, you can’t believe your eyes. You’ve dropped a cup size – or even two. How did this happen? While it might feel a little confusing, there’s nothing to worry about here. The truth of the matter is that there are loads of reasons that your breasts may have shrunk. Here are six possible reasons: 

1.  You’ve changed your contraceptive pill

Have you changed your contraceptive pill? If you’ve recently decided to come off the pill altogether, you might notice that it impacts your breast size. This medication boosts your estrogen levels – in some senses that means that it mimics the side effects of pregnancy in the body. So, it’s only natural that your breasts may get larger.

However, when you stop taking the pill, your levels of estrogen drop. Your body is likely to see a few natural changes when this happens and it’s not something that you should be all that concerned about. That means that your breasts may get a little smaller.

2.  Your weight has changed

Losing weight can lead to your breasts shrinking since your breasts are made up of fatty tissues. When you start to lose that, you will find that your boobs get smaller than they once were. Sadly, you can’t control the areas in which you lose weight. Of course, if you start to slim down at a rapid rate, you should consult with a doctor.

3.  You have started eating a new diet

Never underestimate the relationship between your diet and your body. What you eat plays a huge role in how you feel and your physiology. If you have suddenly started to follow a new eating regime, you may well find that it has an effect on the size and shape of your body, among other things.

Some food and drinks have been associated with breast shrinkage. For example, research from The Swedish Research Council found that drinking a great deal of coffee could cause women’s breasts to become smaller. That doesn’t mean that you need to skip your morning Cup of Joe but it’s worth knowing.

Related: Will My Breast Size Change If I Lose Weight?

4.  You’ve started a new exercise regime

Hitting the gym regularly? That could be why your breasts are suddenly a cup size smaller than they once were. There are some exercises that actually target your breast area and could mean that you lose fat. For example, if you’ve taken up rowing, you could find that you naturally start to tone-up your chest area. That may mean that you lose a cup size.

If you’re worried about losing some size in the breast department, it could be worth talking to a fitness expert and seeing what they suggest. When you work with a personal trainer, you can make sure that you target the specific areas of the body. That could be the answer to this little conundrum. Simple.

5.  Natural hormone changes in the body

We’ve already talked about the fact that estrogen levels can affect your body in a whole host of ways. What you may not know, though, is that these levels may naturally fluctuate throughout your lifetime. You could find that they decrease as you get older or right after you’ve had a baby. These changes are normal but could cause your breasts to shrink.

6.  A part of the aging process

It’s no secret. As we age, our body shapes and sizes will naturally change. You might get shorter as you get a little older, for example. It should come as no surprise that aging may also affect the size and shape of your breasts. Should you notice a slow decline in the size of your boobs, it may be nothing at all to worry about. It happens to many women.

The main thing that you need to remember here is not to panic. When your breasts get smaller, there could be a whole range of things at play. Be sure to consider what could have caused this change before jumping to conclusions. Your body will change as you get older and do different things. That’s natural.

Of course, it should go without saying that sudden changes may be cause for concern. If you find that you lose a cup size overnight, you may want to reach out to a medical professional. See your doctor and explain what has happened. They will help and support you to find out what the cause of the issue is.

Related: 4 Perks Of Having Small Boobs

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Charlotte Grainger

Charlotte Grainger is a freelance writer and digital journalist. Her main areas of interest are health, lifestyle, and relationships. When she’s not writing, she loves reading, gymming, and socializing.

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