How Much Do Boobs Weigh?

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You might wonder whether your breasts are the right weight for their size. How much should your boobs weigh? In this article, I identify the average weight of breasts depending on their size and how to measure them.

How Much Do Boobs Weigh? 

Boobs can weigh from 1 to 4 pounds depending on the size of your band and cup. The average size of breasts is 36C which can weigh up to 2.15 pounds per breast. A pair of D-cup boobs can weigh up to 3.06 pounds.

Here is the average weight of your breasts based on your cup and band size combined:

  • Sizes: 32A, 30B, 28C – around 1 pound
  • Sizes: 34A, 32B, 30C, 28D – around 1.72 pounds
  • Sizes: 36A, 34B, 32C, 30D, 28DD – around 2.26 pounds
  • Sizes: 38A, 36B, 34C, 32D, 30DD, 28F – around 3.06 pounds
  • Sizes: 40A, 38B, 36C, 34D, 32DD, 30F, 28G – around 4.3 pounds
  • Sizes: 42A, 40B, 38C, 36D, 34DD, 32F, 30G, 28H – around 5.14 pounds
  • Sizes: 44A, 42B, 40C, 38D, 36DD, 34F, 32G, 30H, 28I – around 5.74 pounds
  • Sizes: 44B, 42C, 40D, 38DD, 36F, 34G, 32H, 30I, 28J – around 6.7 pounds
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It is important to weigh your breasts to find out if they are healthy. Losing or gaining breast weight can be caused by changes in the hormones in your body. Sometimes this can be normal, like when you are pregnant.

How to Measure Your Breast Weight

There are different ways to weigh your boobs. Let’s take a look at the two most practiced methods in getting the weight of your breasts.

Method 1Measuring the cup and band size
Method 2Measuring using the displaced method
Method 3Measuring the cup size only

Breast Weight by Cup and Band Size

The easiest method between the three is by getting the measurement of your bra cup, which is a combination of your band size and cup size.. This method is simple, because you probably already know your cup size, but this measurement is not always accurate, as breasts can be uneven.

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Breast Weight by Displaced Liquid Method

A more accurate way to get your breasts’ weight is through Archimedes’ principle of liquid displacement. This method takes more effort and may feel awkward but gives the most accurate measurement.

Here are the things that you should prepare:

  • kitchen or bathroom scale
  • large bowl
  • towel
  • tray with a sizable lip
  • pen and paper or calculator

Here are the steps that you should follow:

  1. Measure the weight of the tray and write the measurement on your paper.
  2. Put the large bowl inside of the tray. Fill the bowl with water up to the brim. 
  3. Place one of your breasts in the bowl until your chest touches the lip of the bowl lightly.
  4. Take out the bowl. Carry the tray with the displaced water and measure it on the scale.
  5. Subtract the weight of the tray from the tray that contains water.
  6. Multiply your answer by 0.9 because your breast tissues are mostly made of fats. Therefore, it has a different density and weight by volume measurement compared to water.
  7. Repeat steps 2 to 6 for the other breast. You have to measure them separately because they may differ in size, shape, and weight.

Note that if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, your breasts might have more of the glandular tissue, which produces milk during lactation, and can be dense and make your breasts heavier than those with more fatty tissue, even if the volume in the measurement is the same.

Woman measuring her breast weight

Breast Weight by Cup Size Only

The least accurate method of all, you can just go with a generalization based on your cup size. On average, here is the weight of your breasts based on cup sizes:

How to Minimize Pain From Heavy Boobs

Heavy breasts can cause pain and discomfort due to the strain they place on the body’s supporting structures, such as Cooper’s ligaments. Over time, this strain can cause pain in the breasts and surrounding areas such as the neck, shoulders, back, and chest.

Also, the weight of heavy breasts can cause friction and pressure, leading to skin irritation, redness, and discomfort. Although everyone’s experience is unique, the following tips can help you alleviate the pain and discomfort that results from heavy breasts. 

Supportive Bras

Wearing a well-fitted, supportive bra is crucial for managing weight and reducing strain on the breasts by distributing the weight evenly across the chest. When the breasts are properly supported, it promotes an upright posture, reducing strain on the back, neck, and shoulders. 

Look for bras with wide shoulder straps and full cups that provide good coverage and lift. Sports bras or bras specifically designed for larger breasts may offer additional support.

Sports Bra During Physical Activities

Heavy breasts tend to move more during physical activities or daily movements, which can cause additional pain. Sports bras are designed to provide compression and encapsulation support. 

Engage in physical activities or exercise. Wearing a sports bra that compresses the breasts against the chest can help minimize breast movement and reduce pain during high-impact or vigorous movements.

Weight Management

Excess body weight can contribute to larger breast size and weight. When you lose weight, you may experience a reduction in breast size, which can alleviate the strain and discomfort on the supporting structures of the breasts.

To lose weight, you must create a calorie deficit by consuming fewer calories than you burn. You can manage the weight by engaging in moderate-intensity aerobic exercises such as brisk walking, jogging, cycling, or swimming for at least 150 minutes per week. Limit the consumption of sugary drinks, processed foods, and high-fat snacks.


Maintaining good posture can help distribute the weight of the breasts more evenly, reducing strain on the back, neck, and shoulders. Be conscious of your posture and try to avoid slouching or hunching forward.

When to Seek a Doctor

Seek a doctor’s advice whenever you feel that there is something wrong with your breasts, whether they are too heavy or too light for their size or if there is any pain or tenderness. If your breasts become too uncomfortable because of their size and weight, talk to your doctor.

Also, a healthcare professional should evaluate any noticeable changes in the size, shape, contour, or symmetry of your breasts, mainly if they occur suddenly. These changes could include dimpling, puckering, swelling, redness, or skin changes on the breast or nipple.

Even if having one breast slightly larger than the other is a common and normal variation and is not a cause for concern, it’s advisable to consult with a healthcare professional for a proper evaluation if you notice a sudden or significant change in breast size. Your doctor may recommend breast reduction surgery.

Related Questions

Can the Weight of My Breasts Cause Breast Cancer?

The weight of your breasts can be one of the reasons why cancers or tumors develop. Genetic history, hormone levels, especially estrogen, and environmental factors can contribute to breast cancer in women.

Are There Other Conditions Associated With Heavy Breasts?

Women with heavy breasts can experience several minor to more serious issues. Heavy breasts can cause neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, headaches, posture issues, and shortness of breath.

Why Does Breast Weight Matter?

Breast weight matters because it might influence your health. Any changes in your breast weight should be tracked, and anything abnormal should be discussed with your doctor.

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Boobs may weigh from 1 pound to more than 4 pounds. The weight of your breasts may vary depending on the size and shape of your breasts. You may use your knowledge about your breast size to get the weight of your boobs.

The most accurate way to measure your breasts weight is the displacement method.


Allena is the Founder and Editor of The Better Fit, a platform dedicated to empowering women with practical advice on bras and fitness, inspired by her own revelation of the widespread issue of incorrect bra sizing. Her expertise and tips have been recognized by major publications such as Cosmopolitan, Better Homes & Gardens, Insider, and NBC, making her a trusted voice in women's wellness and lifestyle.