Breasts are organs made up of adipose (fat) tissue and connective tissue. Within these tissues is a system of blood vessels, nerves and lymph nodes / vessels. Ligaments join the breasts to the body. Underneath the breasts are the pectoral muscles, which sit on top of the rib cage. (But breasts themselves do not comprise muscle.)
The different, annular area of skin surrounding the nipple is called the areola.
Beneath the areola are milk ducts which deliver milk to the nipple. The milk ducts are linked to 15 20 lobes and mammary glands (also called lobules), which produce breast milk (largely) in nursing url
Below is an image that depicts the anatomy of female breasts:
Female Breast Anatomy
What're Mammary Glands?
Mammary glands are modified sweat glands that are found in both women and men. Mammaries generally only function in women who are lactating (producing milk to nourish a baby) but technically, men have that ability too.
What are the differences between male and female breasts?
Man vs Female Breast and Nipple
Male breasts are virtually identical to female breasts. It's a little known fact that men, just like women, possess mammary glands. While it rarely happens, you'll find men who have the ability to lactate and breastfeed.
Despite the anatomical similarity, male and female breasts are viewed rather differently in America. Th