The breast is the tissue overlying the chest (pectoral) muscles. Women’s breasts are made of specialized tissue that produces milk (glandular tissue) as well as fatty tissue. The amount of fat determines the size of the breast.The breast is the upper ventral region of the torso of a primate, in left and right sides, containing the mammary gland which in a female can secrete milk used to feed infants.

Both men and women develop breasts from the same embryological tissues. However, at puberty, female sex hormones, mainly estrogen, promote breast development which does not occur in men due to the higher amount of testosterone. As a result, women’s breasts become far more prominent than those of men.

Breast Care

During pregnancy, the breast is responsive to a complex interplay of hormones that cause tissue development and enlargement in order to produce milk. Three such hormones are estrogen, progesterone and prolactin, which cause glandular tissue in the breast and the uterus to change during the menstrual cycle

The milk-producing part of the breast is organized into 15 to 20 sections, called lobes. The subcutaneous adipose tissue covering the lobes gives the breast its size and shape. Each lobe is composed of many lobules, at the end of which are sacs where milk is produced in response to hormonal signals.

Within each lobe are smaller structures, called lobules, where milk is produced. The milk travels through a network of tiny tubes called ducts. The ducts connect and come together into larger ducts, which eventually exit the skin in the nipple. The dark area of skin surrounding the nipple is called the areola.

Connective tissue and ligaments provide support to the breast and give it its shape. Nerves provide sensation to the breast. The breast also contains blood vessels, lymph vessels, and lymph nodes.

Self Care Tips for Breast :

Protein is one of the best ways to make your breasts grow! Try eating more milk, eggs, peanut butter, lean fish and chicken and nuts. Ideally, you should eat a well-balanced diet anyway. Your feminine curves will be softer, more enhanced, and rounded out nicely. Try cutting out sodas, sugar, processed foods and fast foods and replacing them with water and vitamins that your body needs.

Eating a variety of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables every day will help support the body’s need for vitamin and mineral rich foods. The mother can continue to take her prenatal vitamins too. It is also important for mother and baby to get some light sun exposure to help them synthesize vitamin D.

Research suggests that increased physical activity, even when begun later in life, reduces overall breast-cancer risk by about 10 percent to 30 percent. All it takes is moderate exercise like a 30-minute walk five days a week to get this protective effect.

Breastfeeding is not only  good for your baby, it’s good for you as well.  One study estimates that you reduce your risk 4.1 per cent for every 12 months of breastfeeding.  So the longer that you breast feed, the better it is for your breast health.

Breast feeding mom’s need to be sure to maintain a balanced diet, and require 500-600 calories more than they would normally eat in a day. Certain foods and herbs can be helpful for increasing milk production.


The skin of grapes may have anticancer properties. Although the research isn’t definitive yet, the antioxidant resveratrol, which is found in grapes, may protect your cells from damage that could lead to cancer.

These include barley, oats, beets, carrots (especially carrot juice), winter squash, almonds, avocados, brown rice, mochi, leafy greens, sea vegetables, alfalfa, blessed thistle, dandelion root and leaves, marshmallow root, milky oats, nettle, red raspberry leaf and slippery elm bark.

Staying up late can result in greater exposure to light at night, which suppresses melatonin levels. That can be a problem because research suggests melatonin may help regulate estrogen. Another reason to turn in early and get seven to eight hours.

Not eating enough folate, the naturally occurring form of folic acid, is linked with impaired ability to repair DNA. And damaged DNA has, in turn, been linked to cancer. Folate is found in foods such as spinach and black-eyed peas, as well as in folic-fortified cereals and grains. Try to get 400 micrograms daily.

It’s a great habit to get into to examine your breasts on a regular basis.  Get to know your breasts.  And that way if there any changes in your breast tissue