Boobs are brilliant. I have never been too keen on mine as I do not have a magnificent bosum. But they did the most incredible thing: they fed my babies.
It wasn’t always easy but I breastfed all 3 until they were over a year old and gradually lost interest.
Anya can’t wait to grow up and is always trying my clothes on (here she is aged 2, not sure why the pants are on her head, let’s not query the gloves/socks)
Unfortunately, the flip side of brilliant boobs is that breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, affecting both men and women.
Please go to your GP if you notice any of the following:
a lump or area of thickened tissue that was not there before
any change in the size or shape of one or both breasts
a bloodstained discharge from either of your nipples
a lump or swelling in either armpit
a rash or dimpling on the skin of your breasts
any change in the appearance of your nipple, such as becoming sunken into your breast or a rash
Breast pain isn’t usually a symptom of breast cancer. 9 out of 10 lumps are not cancerous.
Don’t worry in silence or think you could be wasting your GP’s time: go and get checked!