# 3 Ways to Weigh Your Breasts

Have you ever wondered how heavy your breasts are? As you probably already know, it's hard to tell the weight of your breasts using just a scale. Since everyone's breasts are different in size and shape, guessing based on weight and bra size doesn't help much either. There are two fairly accurate ways to estimate the weight of your breasts: the shedding method and the cup size. Neither method is exact, but will give you a clearer picture of the weight of your breasts and their proportion to the rest of your body. If you are looking for a more accurate number, consult a doctor.

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### Method 1 of 3: Using the Watershed Method

#### Step 1. Gather the required equipment

The most accurate at-home method of weighing your breasts is to place them in a basin full of water on a tray. The breast will spill the overflow into the tray. You can then weigh the water-filled tray and reduce the weight of the tray. You will get the weight of water, which can then be converted to the weight of the breast tissue. This experiment can be easily performed at home using the following equipment:

• Kitchen scales. Normal body scales will not be as accurate as kitchen scales; You will need a scale that measures smaller units down to ounces.
• A basin large enough to accommodate one breast. Choose a medium or large basin that can easily accommodate one breast.
• Tray to catch water spills. Make sure the tray is watertight and large enough to hold the basin, and the sides are high enough to hold water without spilling it. A light roasting pan can also be used.

#### Step 2. Weigh the tray first

You need to know the weight of the empty tray before you fill it with water, so you can reduce the weight of the tray and get an accurate number of the weight of the water your breasts shed. Place the tray on the scale and record the weight.

#### Step 3. Place the basin in the tray and fill it completely with warm water

The temperature of the water won't affect the experiment, but warm water will feel much more comfortable on your skin. Check the water temperature to make sure it's comfortable.

### It is important to fill the basin completely full for the most accurate measurement. If you don't fill it to the brim, your breasts won't shed as much water, and you'll gain less weight than they should

#### Step 4. Put the breast into the basin of water

The position will be a little weird, but try lowering yourself over the basin so that one of your breasts is completely submerged in the water. The water level should reach your chest and ribs, the area around your breasts. Your breasts will spill water which will be accommodated in the tray.

• Do not wear a bra, because it will affect the amount of water spilled. The bra will increase the circumference of your breasts and absorb some of the water.
• Make sure the water is caught in the tray. If any water is spilled, the measurement will not be accurate.

#### Step 5. Weigh the tray filled with water

Place it on a kitchen scale and record the weight. It should weigh significantly more than the weight of the empty tray. For example, if an empty tray weighs 225 grams, a tray filled with water can weigh up to 1,200 grams.

#### Step 6. Subtract the weight of the empty tray from the weight of the water-filled tray

This reduction will give you the weight of the water only. For example, if a tray filled with water weighs 1,200 grams, subtract the weight of the empty tray, 225 grams, to get 975 grams. This number is the weight of the water your breasts shed.

#### Step 7. Convert water weight to breast weight

Breast tissue has a different density to water, so it is necessary to use a conversion method to determine the weight of your breasts. Multiply the weight of the water by 0.9 to find the weight of your breasts. Using the example above, you need to multiply 975 grams by 0.9 and get 877.5 grams.

#### Step 8. Weigh the other breast

Naturally, if the breasts have a slightly different weight from each other. Repeat the above steps with your other breast to determine the weight. Be sure to fill the basin completely to get the most accurate estimate possible.

### Method 2 of 3: Counting by Cup Size

#### Step 1. Find out your bra size

Standard cup size diameters and volumes can be used to calculate the approximate breast weight. If you know your typical cup size, you can get a fairly accurate picture of the weight of your breasts.

• The drawback of this method is that bras are not made specifically to fit on every woman's breasts. Two women who both have size 36B may have different breast weights.
• There are no standard manufacturers' guidelines for determining bra sizes, so it can be tricky to figure out your actual bra size. The best way to use this method is to try on as many bras as you can in different stores and get your average size.

#### Step 2. Determine breast weight based on cup size

Once you're pretty sure you're on the bra size spectrum, use the chart below to find out what your breast weight is likely to be. This measure is obtained by calculating breast volume using the average bra wire size and cup diameter of common bra brands.

• Bra size 32A, 30B, 28C = about 227 grams per breast
• Bra size 34A, 32B, 30C, 28D = about 272 grams per breast
• Bra size 36A, 34B, 32C, 30D, 28E = approx. 317.5 grams per breast
• Bra size 38A, 36B, 34C, 32D, 30E, 28F = approx. 408 grams per breast
• Bra size 40A, 38B, 36C, 34D, 32E, 30F, 28G = approx. 544 grams per breast
• Bra size 42A, 40B, 38C, 36D, 34E, 32F, 30G, 28H = about 680 grams per breast
• Bra size 44A, 42B, 40C, 38D, 36E, 34F, 32G, 30H, 28I = approx. 771 grams per breast
• Bra size 44B, 42C, 40D, 38E, 36F, 34G, 32H, 30I, 28J = approx. 907 grams per breast

### Method 3 of 3: Consult a Doctor

#### Step 1. Make an appointment with your doctor to discuss breast weight

Weighing the breasts is not usually done in the doctor's office, but if you have any concerns, discuss it with your doctor and see if your doctor can help give you a more accurate number. Your doctor will be able to know your needs and answer any questions about breast health and size.

#### Step 2. Know that breast health has nothing to do with weight

Breasts, like other body parts, are different for each person. Instead of comparing your weight or breast size to others, the best way to stay healthy is to meet your own body's needs by doing:

• Have regular pap smears and mammography based on the recommendations for your age group.
• Perform regular self-checks so that you are aware of any changes.
• Wear a bra that fits well instead of a bra that is too tight or too loose.