A mum has revealed she had a special boob job to allow her to breastfeed her baby.
Alice Coombe, 24, says she hated her small 32A bust more than ever after nursing her first son Hector three years ago.
The young mum knew she wanted more children but was worried that without getting bigger breasts she would not have the confidence to nurse and bond with them.
Before her second child, Elizabeth, was born she decided to undergo a breast augmentation.
The mum-of-two said she was thrilled with the results after surgery took her from a 32A to a 34DD.
She asked for her implants to be put underneath the milk glands so it did not affect breastfeeding, and says she had ‘no complications’ feeding Elizabeth.
And while Alice says her augmented boobs have helped boost her confidence, she would never have gone ahead with the surgery had it meant she would be unable to breastfeed.
‘Breastfeeding was very important for me. I feel it’s a bonding process with your baby and I feel you're giving them the best nutrients, it’s such a natural thing to do and for them it’s so comforting too,’ Alice says.
‘I hated my boobs after breastfeeding the first time. I always had little boobs.
‘To me it was the best thing I ever did.’
Alice breastfed both of her children until they were five months old.
While most approaches to breast augmentation are compatible with breastfeeding, a ‘smile’ incision around the areola increases the risk of having breastfeeding problems.
Alice, a former PR worker of Plymouth, Devon, spent the last 10 years in Tenerife, where she met fiancé Hector and had her two children said she believes that ‘everyone should feel comfortable in their own skin’.
She added: ‘We shouldn't have to hide things that we are proud of. I'm very proud of my boobs.
‘I wasn't happy and there was a chance to change it, so I did.
‘Wear what you want, if you want to show your legs or your boobs then you can.
‘It's 2018, it's just a bit of cleavage.’
The surgery, which she had done in Spain, cost her £3,800.
She added: ‘Hector was very encouraging, it's lovely to have that kind of support.
‘My whole family are supportive.’