Can't bigger breasts produce more breast milk?

IMAGE @rufamaequinto on Instagram

Rufa Mae Quinto is presently a breastfeeding mom to her five-day-old baby Alexandria.


When Rufa Mae Quinto sought the help of her breast friends Mariel Padilla and Camille Villar because she couldn't produce milk, some PEPsters were surprised.

Known for her cup C size, the most common comment was: "Dapat mas marami siyang milk."


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But remember this: when it comes to breastfeeding, bigger is not necessarily  better. 

According to BabyCenter.com, "the size of a woman's breasts is mostly determined by how much fatty tissue they contain.

"But this tissue doesn't have anything to do with the quantity of her breast milk."

Toni Gonzaga, for example, can easily fill two five-once bottles. Her hashtag #SupplyAndDemand explains why.

Iya Villania's letdown, the voluntary release of milk from the breast, can produce four ounces for Baby Primo.

Simply put, the more the baby feeds, the more milk the breasts make.

But of course, other factors like sabaw, malunggay, stress, and type of pump can also contribute to the amount of milk.

Back to Rufa Mae, she was able to do "overflowing breast feed" on her third day as a mom.

On Instagram, she quipped, "Ngasab ngasab din pag may chancem" referring to the way Baby Alexandria drink her milk.


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