Sore Breasts are a very common pregnancy symptom, sore breasts are caused by an increase in the hormones levels of estrogen and progesterone. Additionally the increase in the volume of blood and bodily fluids during pregnancy can result in engorgement of the breast tissue. Breast tenderness usually occurs during the first few weeks of pregnancy, then subsides and may resurface toward the end of pregnancy.
Things to Try:
- Vitamin E – 800 IU per day and Vitamin D – 2000 IU per day
- Make sure your bra fits well and avoid underwire
- Cool cabbage leaves (conform well to breasts
- Ice packs or a bag of frozen peas
- Wear a sleep bra