Sexpert Q&A: Why Are My Breasts Shrinking?

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Hi Yvonne, Currently my breast size is a 34B. I have been working out for about 9 months now and I feel like my breast size has been decreasing. Is this possible? Also, is there anything I can eat or drink to increase the size of my breasts? Jessica

Dear Jessica, When a person loses weight overall, they're going to also lose some of it in the chest area, though how much will vary from female to female. A person will not, however, only lose weight in the chest area due to exercise. Some personal trainers will tell you that when you get below 12 percent body fat, you will start to see a decrease in your breast size. There's really nothing you can do about this other than to stop exercising, and that's not healthy.

A woman's breasts are made up of fat more than anything else. So you're losing weight because you're using the energy that's stored in those fat cells, and they're shrinking. The only way to maintain or increase your breast size is to use padded bras, have cosmetic surgery, or go on the birth control pill, since some women will notice that their breast size is enhanced by the type of hormonal birth control method. You can eat or drink your way to bigger breasts by gaining weight, but your entire body will also increase in size.

Dr. Yvonne KristAn Fulbright is a sex educator, relationship expert, columnist and founder of

Sexuality Source Inc.

She is the author of several books including, "Touch Me There! A Hands-On Guide to Your Orgasmic Hot Spots."