help with breastfeeding!

Abbie - posted on 06/27/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son is 8 months old. I've wondered for a little while if he got any milk from my right side whenever I start on my left. I hear a good suck swallow, suck swallow on the left, then don't hear it on the right. When I start on my right side, I hear the good suck swallow on both sides, so I know he's getting milk from each side. When I went to a lactation place the other day to weigh him before and after a feeding, they said that he only got one oz from me, and I started on the left side. So, I think my suspicions are right. I am working to build up my spoke at the moment. I'm thinking about just always starting on the right side. Is it really all that bad to start on the same side all the time? I know they say to rotate. Anyone else gone through something similar?

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 06/27/2013

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Alternate with the side to start on every single feeding. That will increase the supply on the side that is lacking, at least it is suppose to.

Abbie - posted on 06/27/2013

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I always feed both, is just a matter of what side I start on. They always say to rotate to make sure you have equal production on both sides, but if I know he's getting milk from both sides, does it really matter?

Beth - posted on 06/27/2013

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I had similar whilst I was breast feeding my daughter when she got to about 9 months my supply started to drop. I kept feeding on my left as I knew she got most milk from it as I got impaintent with her on the right as I felt like nothing was happening. Eventually my supply almost completely dropped in my right breast. So as annoying as it is keep feeding on both. Try pumping aswell to up supply and keep drinking lots and lots of water as this can also help with supply. : )

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