Monday, 1 April 2019

breasts : Parts of the body

Breast is defined by Merriam-Webster as either of the pair of mammary glands extending 

from the chest in Pubescent and adult human females. The literary meaning of breast is 

the center of a person's feelings.

The dreaded C spreads its claws on this part of the human anatomy. In India there are 

more than 1 million cases per year. In USA, women are affected by the Big C more than 


Breast Self Exam (BSE) should be done at the end of monthly period. If your period is 

irregular or hit menopause, choose a specific day of each month.

If one finds a lump , do not panic. See a doctor. 80% of the lumps are not cancerous.

Ladies should  not by shy or be hesitant to fix an appointment with the doctor. Consider 

your doctor as a friend. Speak up frankly about the changes or pains. Early diagnosis 


Hygiene : Wear a proper fitting bra preferably cotton. Change into a fresh set of 

underclothes at least twice a day.

Breastfeeding or Nursing is the feeding of  new-born and young children with milk from a 

woman's breasts. Breastfeeding begin within the first hour of a baby's life and continue as 

often and as much as the baby wants. During the first few weeks of life babies may nurse 

roughly every two to three hours and the duration of a feeding is usually ten to fifteen 

minutes on each breast. Older children feed less often. Mothers may pump milk so that it 

can be used later when breastfeeding is not possible. Breastfeeding has a number of 

benefits to both mother and baby, which infant formula lacks.



Dhanurasana or Bow Pose: Dhanurasana or The Bow Pose is a basic back-

bend stretches the entire chest. This exercise helps you to stretch the whole spine and 

shapes your breasts beautifully. It also helps with sagging of breasts

(courtesy YouTube)

Note : Perform the Yoga exercise under the supervision of a qualified teacher.

                                             Beat the beast.

The entertainment industry was not kind to her. Where the emphasis is on the perfect 

body and looks, she was no longer the center-stage. She was quickly replaced by another 

nubile starlet.

The long hours at the studios and outdoor shoots, rave parties, alcohol had taken a toll 

on her health; physical and well as mental. 

She made a clean breast of her life to the tabloids and to the public. She started an 

awareness programme for women. She kept abreast of the news on newer and effective 

research developments on breast cancer. She showed the world that there was a 

beautiful and meaningful life after defeating the dreaded C.

            Ladies, do you visit your doctor regularly? Share your experiences.

(Information courtesy Google)

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  2. I didn't know that "Breasts," literal meaning being the the center of a persons feelings, makes so much sense.
    Visiting from A2Z challenge, Geoff.

  3. Very informative post, Kalpana.

  4. Thanks for sharing the video as well as information:)

  5. A well formed post. I did not know the real meaning of breast. Yes the big C can be really devastating. Thus to beat it we should be ahead of it.

    1. Thanks Shubhra R. Big C can invade any body but a healthy lifestyle is always recommended by doctors.

  6. I lost an aunt to Breast cancer and 2 acquaintances too. In all these 3 cases it was detected pretty late. We need more awareness on this so that it is detected early. BSE is basic which all women should do regularly. Thanks for an informative post, Kalpana.

    Shilpa Garg #AtoZChallenge

    1. Brest C is on the rise and ladies have to be careful and report of any minute changes to the doctor. Thanks Shilpa G. for reading and commenting.


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