During my transformation into a hot flushing, night sweating, forgetful version of my former self, I never stopped to wonder if my breasts would change. They did.
Like the rest of me, I suspect this transformation did not happen overnight but it was not until my bras felt as if they were pinching me, I started to notice the change. Someone else may have.
40-ish Breast Changes
What breast changes may 40-ish women experience?
In Healthy Body: Breast Changes In Older Women the (United Kingdom) NHS (National Health Service) elaborate on:
It’s normal for breast tissue to become less glandular and more fatty as you get older, which makes them feel less firm and full”.
Is there an association between breast discomfort and perimenopause?
In About Your Breasts: Normal Breast Changes During Life the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health note:
After menopause, the glandular tissue of the breast is largely replaced by fatty tissue”.
Is there an association between breast sagging and menopause?
In Healthy Body: Breast Changes In Older Women the NHS explain:
How often should bras be replaced?
I once read bras should never celebrate a birthday. Perhaps choosing to replace our bras in January, may make this easier to remember and result in an uplifting start to the new year.
Or, if you are feeling like a pick-me-up, forget about bra birthdays and indulge yourself with a racy-va-va-voom number, just for you.
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