More milk on one side
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Charity - posted on 01/26/2009
I have the same thing, just opposite sides!!! I can pump 8+ ounces out of my right breast and barely get 2 ounces out of my left side. My lactation consultant said it was normal (even though I still think it is odd.) My son is 6 months old now and seems to eat well off both sides. When I feed I don't generally switch breasts during feedings and he seems to be satisfied. Good luck! (Glad to know I'm not the only one!)
Melissa - posted on 01/27/2009
My left is a lot bigger than the right. I worried about it at first and tried to put him on the smaller side more, but now I don't worry about it. I think we are both more comfortable when he feeds on the left, so that side always produces more. I thought about spending time pumping the smaller side after feeding to get it to produce more, but decided it doesn't really matter.
Nichelle - posted on 01/27/2009
I have the same problem. I have been trying two things: always nurse on the smaller size first and just be sure to alternate breasts every time I feed. I know that my little girl certainly loves to nurse on the larger side more. I don't know if the flow is better there, etc. But what I do know is that nipple stimulation does stimulate milk production. Good luck!
Stephanie - posted on 01/26/2009
This happened with me with both of my boys. I think they tend to feel more comfortable on one side, and also I tend to have a better "grasp" of him on one side. It really doesn't matter. But I try to always start with the smaller side, it may or may not help even things out.
Alexandra - posted on 01/26/2009
I have the same issue too! I thought it was weird at first but now I am so used to it. When I pump its funny because my left side gets 2-3 ozs less then my right side. So my little one as an appetizer on the left side then the main course on the right. I was wearing a t-shirt the other day and my husband noticed my right side was so so much bigger. He thought that was funny! I laughted too!
Kim - posted on 01/26/2009
I've been breastfeeding for seven months and my left breast always has more milk, there's a whole cup size more. My Doc said that is normal and happens to most women. I tryed feeding him more off the smaller one to try and balence things off and it wont work. no biggy.
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