More milk on one side

T - posted on 01/26/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I'm getting WAY more milk production on my right side then the left side. Any suggestions to get the left side to make more milk?

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Charity - posted on 01/26/2009

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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!)

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Nichelle - posted on 01/27/2009

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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!

Hanmarie - posted on 01/27/2009

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Sounds like everyone has the same problem!!  I also have more on the one side then the other, so I don't think you have anything to worry about!!  Just make sure that your baby do feed on both sides equally!!  Enjoy!



 



 

Melissa - posted on 01/27/2009

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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.

Marie - posted on 01/26/2009

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That tends to happen to me on occasion, I feed him the same amount of time on each side to help

Stephanie - posted on 01/26/2009

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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

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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!

Jessica - posted on 01/26/2009

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Im having that same problem~ Ive also tried nursing more on the smaller side and its not balancing out so I just deal with!!  :o)

Kim - posted on 01/26/2009

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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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