I am breastfeeding, one breast is bigger than the other, can I fix this?

Kerry - posted on 01/28/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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One of my breast is more full than my other one, and it really shows through my shirt that I have one big breast and one small one. Is there any way that I can fix this?

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Amber - posted on 06/30/2010

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im having a huge problem with this right now im trying to pump the big one and feed her on the smaller one especially at night because she doesnt really know what side im feeding her on at night ..lol....but its making the big one even bigger and even more engorged !!!!!ahhh HELP ...its so embarassing around my fiance

Mariyam - posted on 08/30/2012

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actually my baby is nw 1 year n 3 months, when he was 2 or 3 months my rite breast was always heavy so he is very unconfortable thats why i give from the left side. i think that is the reason am i rite? nw also he loves to have from left side n that side is bigger than the rite side he says no to rite side. plz help

Bethany - posted on 01/28/2009

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I had that problem for a while, too. I nurse both sides each time, switching of which side I start my daughter on. Anyway, I fixed the problem by beginning my day of nursing on the smaller breast for a few days since Natalie always does a better job on the first side. Babies are much more efficient at getting milk out than a pump, so I'd try to nurse baby more frequently on the smaller side if you only do one at each session.

Safia - posted on 01/28/2009

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Yeah I agree with Gina, milk is like supply and demand, so you have to slowly even your breast out. I am not sure how you feed, but I do one breast at each feeding. So if you do that, then skip one feeding from the larger breast and pump that one for few minutes, and do that at every other feeding. Best of Luck!

Gina - posted on 01/28/2009

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It's common that one side is favored to another - usually because you are more comforable in that certain side position. If you use a pump at all I would pump that side while baby is eating off bigger side and then add five more minutes each day. This should help to even out your production.

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Jessica - posted on 01/28/2009

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If you try pumping as the other response says, after you feel they are more even it's always good to switch off and on through out eating, they say feed on one side for 15-20 min and switch or if you feed longer, just switch half way through feeding.

Christie - posted on 01/28/2009

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I agree with Gina and Safia, but I would also make sure to pump both sides after nursing, making sure to completely empty both breasts.

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