Since 50% of the population is female, it’s no surprise that there is a lot of information–and misinformation out there about breasts. Think you know what’s fact and fiction when it comes to your breasts? You may be surprised at what you learn from these top 7 myths about breasts and bras.

By the time a woman is done with the teen years, her breasts have finished growing.

A woman’s body isn’t on a standard development schedule, and breast development varies widely from woman to woman. Some women reach their full breast size in their teens, while others aren’t done developing until their mid 20s.

Wearing a bra will prevent saggy breasts.

While wearing a bra helps support and protect the ligaments inside breasts from premature sagging, age and hormone fluctuations are usually the biggest factor involved in the appearance of breasts changing throughout a woman’s lifetime.

A woman will wear the same size bra her entire life.

Breast size fluctuates throughout life due to changes in hormones, aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and much more.

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Small breasts have just as much ability to produce milk as large breasts. Milk production has to do with the size and number of milk glands, not cup size.

Most breasts are the same size.

No woman’s breasts are both exactly the same size, though the difference between them is usually so small that it is not obvious to the naked eye. Breast asymmetry correction, in fact, is one of the main reasons why some women seek out a plastic surgeon.

Wearing a bra to bed makes a difference.

There are many theories about the positive and negative effects of sleeping in a bra. The bottom line is that it’s fine to wear a bra to bed, but it is not necessary.

Breast size affects breast cancer risk.

Breast cancer has to do with genetics, breast tissue, and lifestyle choices, not breast size.

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