Posting Date: 04/01/1999
Email Question From Ray: My wife and I have a bet about breasts - she says they're made of fatty tissue and I say they're made of breast tissue.Dr. Dean: Both of you are right.Breasts contain both fatty and breast tissue. Breast tissue is glandular. Women with larger breasts - for example, a C or D cup - have a higher volume of fatty tissue in their breasts.When women breastfeed, their breasts change and increase the percentage of breast tissue.
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Dr. Dean: Both of you are right.
Breasts contain both fatty and breast tissue.
Breast tissue is glandular.
Women with larger breasts - for example, a C or D cup - have a higher volume of fatty tissue in their breasts.
When women breastfeed, their breasts change and increase the percentage of breast tissue.
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