Do bigger boobs make for better breastfeeding? The short answer is no, according to experts.
Writing for Essential Baby, lactation consultant and mum of five Pinky McKay explained that women’s breast milk storage capabilities can vary hugely – but it’s not necessarily based on their boob size.
She said that ultrasound studies by the University of Western Australia’s Dr Peter Hartmann found that while normal breastfeeding women produce roughly the same amount of milk over 24 hours, their storage capacity could vary up to three times as much.
"But this isn't necessarily related to breast size and doesn't influence milk production ability: a smaller breasted woman may have a good supply of glandular tissue and less fat, which will mean a better storage capacity, while a larger breasted woman may have more fat in her breasts and less glandular tissue, and therefore have a smaller storage capacity," she said.