Even though they serve a necessary purpose in breastfeeding, breasts are sometimes seen as titillating or taboo. You might therefore feel awkward about having a dream of boobs, but looking at your boob dream symbolically can help you unlock its message about your deeper needs.
Breasts Dream Summary
Breasts Dream Symbolism
Breasts can symbolize nurturing and motherhood, as they are used in breastfeeding babies. They also play a role in how adults see themselves and become sexually attracted to each other. As all of these parts of life tend to be vulnerable and needy, a dream of boobs might generally have to do with identifying your needs and how you get them met.
Common Dreams of Breasts
- Dream of breastfeeding a baby
- Dream of exposing your breasts
- Dream of seeing someone else’s breasts exposed
- Dream of getting your breasts removed
- Dream of getting breast augmentation
Breasts Dream Symbolism
Breasts are used for nursing babies. A dream of breasts could therefore symbolize that nurturing others, physically or otherwise, is a high priority for you at this time. See also cow dream symbolism, as a cow’s prominent udder is similar in function to a human breast.
Breasts sometimes play a role in adults becoming sexually attracted to each other. A dream of breasts could therefore symbolize that you are looking for sexual satisfaction and view yourself as a sexual being. It might alternately reflect that you are bothered by others seeing you in a sexual way and would like them to give you some space.
Breasts are associated with femininity. A dream of breasts could reflect your views on being seen as feminine, whether this is something you want or something you find burdensome.
Common Dreams of Breasts
Dream of breastfeeding a baby
If you are currently breastfeeding a baby in your waking life, it might be strange not to dream about it, as your dreams often reflect your waking life. If you are not currently breastfeeding a baby in your waking life, a dream of breastfeeding could symbolize that you are considering becoming a parent, as noted in breastfeeding dream symbolism.
If you are the parent of a child who is now too old to breastfeed, a breastfeeding dream could show that you are having to nurture your child in other ways necessary for their current developmental stage. It might also reflect your own fear of being alone as your child no longer needs you in the same intense way that an infant does.
A breastfeeding dream may alternately show that you feel like someone in your life needs intense nurturing from you, regardless of their chronological age. You may be afraid of the intensity of this person’s needs, even if you have some pride in your ability to take care of them.
Dream of exposing your breasts
If you dream of exposing your breasts in the context of breastfeeding, this could symbolize that you are proud of your ability to nurture. Even if you don’t have children of your own, you may want people to see you as someone who takes care of the world’s downtrodden.
If you dream of exposing your breasts in a sexual way, this could symbolize that you are intentionally using your sexual attractiveness to get what you want from others. Whether or not this is likely to work out in the way you hope, you are better off at least being honest with yourself about what you are doing. See also nudity dream symbolism.
If you dream of your breasts being exposed in a way you find embarrassing and didn’t seek out, this may symbolize that you feel like others are dumping their needs for nurturing or for sexual satisfaction onto you. It might seem as though such people only see you as a set of breasts rather than acknowledging that you are an independent person with your own needs and desires.
Dream of seeing someone else’s breasts exposed
If you enjoy seeing boobs in a sexual way, a dream of seeing someone else’s boobs could simply be about sexual pleasure. As in dreams of making love with a stranger, sometimes the meaning of a pleasant sexual dream is not that complicated.
A nonsexual dream of seeing someone else’s boobs could symbolize that someone in your life is taking care of you and nurturing you. If your emotional experience of the dream is positive, the situation may be good for you, even if it is uncommon for you.
If your dream of seeing someone else’s breasts exposed has a bad feeling, however, it could symbolize a situation where you feel that another person is manipulating you. They might be using your sexual attraction to them to push you into doing something that is not in your best interest.
A negative dream of someone’s bare breasts could alternately symbolize a situation where someone is exploiting their status as a parent or their reputation as a caring person to bully others. For example, if you are not a parent, and your workplace gives employees who are parents preferential treatment regarding schedules and vacation time to the point of unfairness, you might feel like all the parents have to do is show off their breasts, and they get whatever they want.
Dream of getting your breasts removed
An upsetting dream of getting your breasts removed could symbolize that you feel like your femininity is being threatened. You may feel like you have to suppress your soft side in a competitive work environment, for example.
If your dream of getting your breasts removed feels good, however, it could symbolize a situation where you are tired of other people seeing you in a sexual way. You might just want them to see you as a co-worker who can get the job done, for example.
If you are dealing with a medical condition where breast removal is potentially part of the treatment, as in breast cancer or gender transition, your dream could be processing that situation.
Dream of getting breast augmentation
Ability to breastfeed a baby is not affected by whether breasts are big or small, according to Verywell Family. If someone gets a breast augmentation surgery, it generally has more to do with how they hope to be seen by other adults.
A dream of getting breast augmentation could symbolize that being seen as a sexually attractive woman is a priority for you. If you are still a growing teenager, such a dream might also symbolize that you would like to be seen as older than you are.
Dreams of breasts can bring up complex emotions. While breasts might be a vulnerable part of your body if you have them, the ultimate vulnerable experience in life is to be a baby feeding from a breast. Perhaps the atmosphere of taboo and titillation surrounding breasts defends people from the pain of having to admit to being that needy.