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 breastfeeding her first son Hector three years ago.
Alice said she knew that she wanted more children but worried that without getting bigger boobs she would not have the confidence to breastfeed and bond with them.
Before her second child Elizabeth was born she decided to put an end to her misery by getting breast augmentation in 2016.
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 does not affect breastfeeding, and had “no complications” feeding Elizabeth.
And while Alice says she fake boobs have helped boost her confidence, she would never have gone ahead with the surgery had it meant she would be unable to breastfeed.
She said: “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.
“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, Hector, three and Elizabeth, seven months, until they were five months old.
Many breastfeeding websites say that it is most likely possible to breastfeed, but it depends on the kind of surgery.
While most approaches are compatible with breastfeeding, a “smile” incision around the areola increases your 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.”