Anyone have trouble breastfeeding just on one side?

Alicia - posted on 12/19/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




Has anyone else had trouble getting baby to latch just on one side? I have tried multiple nursing positions and none seem to work. I spend the entire time my little one is on that side holding my breast/nipple with both hands to keep it from popping out of his mouth (with the help of a nursing pillow). There is a distinct difference in the size of my breasts, but I wouldn't think that would be the culprit. I have been working with a lactation specialist and she says to just keep trying different positions.

Any suggestions?


Cmoline32 - posted on 12/19/2012




I had that problem with my first child (now 2). I tried different positions and I also used a nipple shield. The shield seemed to do the trick, I supposed because it made it feel the same to her on both sides. I know it's frustrating! Hang in there. My 2nd is due in March and I'm hoping not to have the same trouble this time.

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