Natural breast enlargement – it sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?
I don’t know about you, but most of the women I know (with the exception of a few well-endowed ladies who joke that they’d share their “goods” if they could) would love to increase their breast size. But most of us don’t have the desire – or the bank account – to go under the knife.
Surgery is a surefire way to make your breasts bigger, but it’s not worth risking your life over.
The good news is that there are natural alternatives, and if you’re diligent, natural breast growth is possible.
But before we talk about remedies and the advantages of the natural approach, let’s take a closer look at how breasts grow in the first place.
What Makes Breasts Grow?
We’re going to assume that you’re past the puberty mark by now (if you’re not, you shouldn’t be trying to enlarge your breasts – they may still be growing!). When you first hit puberty, your ovaries began producing estrogen. Estrogen is what makes fat accumulate in the breasts, causing them to grow until they reach their adult size.
Most women assume that this is about as big as their breasts are going to get, but this isn’t necessarily true.
Breasts naturally grow larger during pregnancy, too.
When you’re pregnant, your body produces a lot of progesterone, and this hormone prepares the body for your baby’s growth and delivery. It also readies your breasts for milk production. Swollen milk glands and additional fat make the breasts larger, and they stay larger until you finish breastfeeding your baby.
Unfortunately, once you’re done breastfeeding, your breasts return back to their normal size.
Some women also find that taking oral contraceptive pills, like birth control, makes their breasts grow larger as they mimic the effects of pregnancy hormones.
The key takeaway here is that hormones are responsible for breast growth. Breasts aren’t like the muscles in your body – you can’t eat a high-protein diet and get bigger breasts.
So what can you do?
The Natural Way to Boost Your Breast Size
Chances are, you aren’t in the early stages of puberty and you’re probably not breastfeeding. Without some kind of help, your breast size isn’t budging.
But just as there are herbs, creams and supplements you can buy to boost your health, there are home remedies for breast enlargement that actually work.
Best Herbs for Breast Growth
Herbs are one of the most effective ways to increase your bust size, and that’s because they work with your body to trigger the growth process. Women have been using herbs to enhance their breast size for centuries, and some of the most talked-about herbs include:
Wild yam is arguably the most famous herb for breast growth, and it’s also known for its ability to regulate hormones and your monthly cycle.
Why does this herb work so well?
Because it contains phytoestrogens, which is a potent plant estrogen. Basically, your body treats this compound just like it would treat the estrogen your body produces.
As you know, estrogen stimulates the growth of breast tissue. It can also cause fluid retention, which can make your breasts look bigger.
Black cohosh is another famous herb for breast growth, and its secret lies in the compounds found in its roots: formononetin, triterpenes and aceteine.
German scientists in the 1940’s discovered that these special compounds actually act like estrogen in the body. In the 1950’s German doctors were prescribing a commercial extract of this herb to treat menstrual cramps, PMS and hot flashes.
The great thing about this herb is that it can be used by women who can’t take estrogen. That’s because it affects the body’s secretion of LH (luteinizing hormone), which is secreted by the pituitary gland.
Like wild yam, fenugreek is one of the most popular herbs for breast enhancement. And that’s because it contains diosgenin, an estrogenic compound. The phytoestrogens in the herb are what trigger breast growth.
Sprouted seeds are even more effective because they contain higher amounts of diosgenin.
Chaste berry is a popular herb for breast growth, and its effects on the female reproductive system were first noted by Dioscorides, a Greek physician.
This herb actually affects the pituitary gland and increases the production of luteinizing hormone while decreasing the levels of follicle-stimulating hormone.
These changes help balance female sex hormones by increasing progesterone levels and decreasing estrogen levels.
As you know, progesterone can help trigger breast growth.
A study conducted at Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University found that pueraria mirifica has the potential to increase breast size by up to 80%. This plant contains several phytoestrogens, including: miroestrol, deoxymiroestrol and genistein.
The phytoestrogens in pueraria mirifica are known to help balance hormones.
Pueraria mirifica is a key ingredient in breast-enlarging creams, soaps, gels and pills.
For best results, aim for 250 mg twice per day if you’re taking pills. Topical treatments should be massaged into the breasts twice per day for three to five minutes.
Other Ways to Boost Your Breast Size
Herbs are one of the most popular, natural ways to increase breast size, but they aren’t the only option.
Creams and Pills
The herbs listed above are what you’ll find in breast enhancement cream and breast enhancement pills.
Wild yam creams are particularly popular, and you’ll find that many also contain chaste berry.
Most pills and creams are affordable, and rarely come with side effects. However, if you go the cream route, it’s important to choose a product that does not contain parabens or harsh preservatives. These can actually interfere with hormone production, which would counteract the cream’s purpose.
Pills and creams are the easiest way to naturally increase your breast size. Some of the herbs listed above are hard to come by in their natural form, so creams and pills offer a simple, easy way to harness the power of their natural compounds.
You’ll find plenty of creams and pills for breast enlargement on store shelves, but not all of them work. Do your research and take your time comparing different products to make sure you choose an effective, safe product.
The Institute of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine says regular massaging of the breasts can actually boost their size. This works in two ways:
- It improves circulation to the breasts.
- It stretches out breast tissue, making them appear firmer and larger.
Natural oils, like almond and olive, can add to the effects of the massage itself.
For best results, perform 100-300 circular rubs (moving inwards) in both the morning and evening. You should see results in about two months.
If you want breast enlargement without surgery or herbs, try exercise. Chest exercises can make your breasts look bigger while giving them a lift. Some of the most effective exercises include:
- Bench presses
- Chest presses
- Wall pushups
- Chest compressions
Natural Breast Enlargement vs. Surgery
Why chose natural breast enlargement over surgery?
After all, natural remedies:
- Take longer
- Require more diligence and commitment
- Have variable results
These are all valid points to consider, but let’s take a look at some of the risks of surgery and implants:
- Breast pain
- Additional surgeries may be required
- Scar tissue that squeezes the implant
- Changes in breast and nipple sensation
- Rupture of the implant
- Breast tissue atrophy
- Death (rare)
If you work with a skilled, experienced and licensed plastic surgeon, the risks of death from breast implant surgery are low. But it cannot be ruled out completely. Every time you go under the knife, you put your life at risk – no matter what type of procedure is being performed.
Sure, the natural approach to breast enlargement is slow and requires commitment, but the risks are lower.
And it’s much cheaper to go the natural route. Not only will you have to deal with fewer (possible no) side effects, but you’ll also save money.
The average cost of breast augmentation surgery is $3,441 in the United States.
Creams, pills and herbs will cost you a fraction of this, with most creams costing no more than $30-$40 (and they usually last at least a month).
If you’re looking for a quick fix and are prepared to take on the risks and the cost of implants, surgery may be the right option for you.
But if you prefer fewer side effects and a lower cost, natural breast enlargement may just be the right option for you.