Birth Control Pills and Bigger Breasts

Birth Control pills and calendarThere are many women who claim that their breasts grow when taking birth control pills and yes this does hold some truth, contraceptive pills can make your breasts bigger, the key thing is that before considering any kind of contraceptive pill it is very important to speak with your doctor first.

How they work

The female breast actually has estrogen receptors so if the contraceptive you are taking contains estrogen it is most likely that you can expect an increase in breast size, however, this is not the case for all women. Every woman will react differently to higher estrogen levels, in fact, some women may not only notice an increase in breast size other women may gain weight. Unfortunately, most breast pills don’t contain the high amounts of estrogen that they used to so the impact on breast growth may be minimal.

Side effects

While birth control pills might seem like a logical way to increase breast size, they can have side effects. Some of the side effects can include dizziness, tender breasts, headache, nausea and even excess bleeding but this is in extreme cases. A contraceptive should be taken for only one reason and that is to prevent pregnancy, if in fact your breasts do grow then you, in fact, received a double benefit from the pill. Birth control pills with higher doses of estrogen are more likely to increase breast size, however, you must also be aware that there have been several studies linking prolonged or excessive contraceptive use to certain types of cancer.


There are many alternative products that can have the same effect as increasing your bust size, certain herbal creams can increase your breast size, the difference being most creams contain herbal ingredients that are less likely to play havoc with your natural hormone levels.

Phytoestrogens are a main ingredient in most breast creams and pills and there has been some evidence that certain plant-based herbs and seeds contain high levels of phytoestrogens which can help women increase breast size.

Herbs containing phytoestrogens

  • Alfalfa
  • Verbena
  • Fennel
  • Flaxseed
  • Hops
  • Isoflavones
  • Licorice
  • Lignans
  • Red clover
  • Sage
  • Soy

If you are looking for a way to increase your breast size there are many alternative an safer methods that should be considered, a contraceptive pill is the last thing you would want to take for that purpose, additionally, any gains you may have will be lost once you discontinue taking a particular birth control pill.

If breast growth is really something you are looking for and want a method that works without surgery you may want to consider some kind of vacuum therapy which is a proven technique and will have a lasting effect on the size of your breasts. Otherwise, surgical breast enlargement may be your only option.