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Lisa - posted on 09/21/2009
Yes, but you can even them out more if you feed on the smaller side longer (still feed on the larger side to prevent issues), also, massage / stimulate the smaller side as much as possible and vice-versa for the larger side.
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Jennifer - posted on 09/18/2009
When my son was about 7 months I started to notice my left side wasn't producing as much. Though I would still nurse on that side. They say it keeps your body producing. I contacted my lactation consultant at the hospital I delivered in and she said my body will keep making milk and I'd still be able to feed him even if I wasn't as swollen as before. For me it ended up he pretty much weened himself and my body was also ready to stop and I dryed up. I would pay attention to how long you nurse on each side and what side you start on and leave off on. I kept a notebook for a long time and wrote r (right) and L (left) at the top and would write down the times I started and finished so I could keep better track. (not so easy to do at 2 am, but it helped)
Rachel - posted on 09/18/2009
yep! the more you feed off one breast the more the milk supply so the bigger the boob! try feeding off the bigger boob for a set period of time then feed off the smaller...it easyer to do the bigger first because then bub isnt as hungry and is more settled before you need to encourage the smaller...again try and feed for the same length of time off each
Vanessa - posted on 09/18/2009
Oh totally! My right boob has always produced more, so stress my left one to get up the milk flow. Usually babies prefer one breast and it's generally on whichever side your strong hand is on (with me it's on the right), that way your weaker hand is free for baby affection and less distracted (since it's weaker). And, do you know a woman who has perfectly proportioned boobs. Not me...
Leah - posted on 09/18/2009
YES!! It is normal if you nurse more on one side than the other or if you are just made tht way:) I wouldn't be concerned! Just begin pumping on the smaller side to increase milk supply or begin nursing on the smaller side first and see if that help. It probably isn't anything unusual but have you done a breast self exam just to make sure it isn't something else? Some times women find out they have lumps even when they are breastfeeding! Be sure to do your monthly exam even while nursing:)
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