Since she was 10 years old, Elizabeth Catlin’s breasts have not stopped growing.
The 32-year-old mother is worried that her 34JJ breasts will continue to grow and that she will suffocate her baby.
Elizabeth from Swadlincote, Derbyshire, is in desperate need of a breast reduction surgery as she is also struggling with severe back pain.
She said, “My breasts haven’t stopped growing since I was a 10 year old and obviously my breasts got bigger during my pregnancy.
“I really wanted to breastfeed my daughter because I thought it would be a great way to bond, but my breasts were just too big.
“My breasts are so big that they covered Willow’s entire face and she would have suffocated underneath.
“It was really annoying because I really wanted to try, but I just couldn’t.”
Elizabeth said the size of her breasts has an impact on what she can do with her daughter Willow.
She explained, “I have to wear them over my breasts as I cannot wear them on my hips because my breasts are in the way.
“I can’t even hug her properly, she has to be over my breasts to hug me back.
“And because of the constant and severe back pain caused by the size of my breasts, I can’t really run after her and play with her.”
Elizabeth was in her twenties when she realized that her breasts weren’t going to stop growing and that she couldn’t find bras that would suit her.
She says that if she wants to exercise, she must wear two sports bras.
She added, “I’m sure my breasts are still growing because I’m still getting cup sizes. Now I’m bursting out of bras that fit me a few months ago.
“As I got older, my breasts got heavier, they hurt more, and they’re mottled purple where the stress has stretched the skin so thin.
“I hate them. I have bad backs all the time and they hurt physically when touched, which obviously affects my time with my husband.”
She added that it feels like Richard, 37, is touching her, like being charged with electricity.
“When I cook on the stove, I have to be very careful not to burn them, which I have done several times before. They just disturb everything, ”she says.
Now Elizaebth says that she only buys baggy clothes to hide her body.
“When I wear something that makes my breasts easy to see, I get disgusting attention from men and people just stare at them.
“I’ve even been called ‘slag’ with a turtleneck before. I can’t win,” she added.
The size of her breasts is a major inconvenience for Elizabeth as she cannot buy bras on the high street and instead goes online where they can cost anywhere from £ 30 to £ 50.
She claims she was turned down several times by NHS doctors when she asked for a breast reduction and instead they just told her to lose weight.
Elizabeth, a housewife who stays at home, added, “No matter how heavy I was, I always had big breasts, even when I was 10 I still had big breasts.
“My weight fluctuates, like most women, but my breasts just kept growing. I went from 13 pounds 34G to 10 pounds with 34H – they just kept growing despite my weight loss.
“So I took matters into my own hands and tried to raise the money for the operation myself.