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Breast changes during pregnancy

Breast changes during pregnancy

During gestation, the breasts undergo a series of important physiological changes, as they must be prepared for lactation. Among these changes are the following:

  • Increased sensitivity, tension and swelling.
  • Increased size.
  • Enlargement of areolas and nipples, which also darken.
  • Appearance of Montgomery's tubercles.
  • Increased visibility of superficial veins.

Finally, the woman may also notice, towards the end of pregnancy, the secretion of colostrum.

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Last Update: 06/12/2024