my left side isn't producing milk fast enough?'what can i do if feeding him and pumping on that side isnt working?

Sandra - posted on 01/02/2013 ( 7 moms have responded )

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i have tried feeding more on the left side and then all day i cant feed him on that side because it doesn't produce milk fast enough.what can i do?

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Celeste - posted on 01/03/2013

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Sorry , I missed this part:
"because it produces milk slow"

Again, I'm not sure why you think this? Is it lack of engorgement (remember, engorgement=not good. Floppy soft breasts=good!) And remember, milk supply works on supply and demand. Nurse more and milk will be produced. Watch diapers. If baby is getting enough diaper (depending on age), your baby is getting plenty!

Celeste - posted on 01/03/2013

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Ah ok. First. breasts don't need to fill up. Think of them like factories and not storage facilities. Basically, the more you nurse, the more you will make. Milk is made as you're nursing.

It sounds like you're waiting on them to be engorged. You don't want to be engorged. Engorgement also slows milk production because milk isn't being removed, if that makes sense. So, if milk isn't being removed, your body will slow down the production since it thinks that your body doesn't need to produce milk.

What I would do is continue on both sides. Nurse often! I wouldn't skip any feedings anymore.

Hope that helps!

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Sandra - posted on 01/03/2013

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OK i understand now,'floppy and soft' that's what i got. OK now i see i'm doing good. thank-you soooooo much.

Celeste - posted on 01/03/2013

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I'm not quite understanding why you can't feed him til the next day. Does he latch on that side? It's important to nurse on both sides because that way you'll produce more milk. Make sense?

Sandra - posted on 01/03/2013

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What should i do if i nurse him on my left side and then i cant feed him till the next day on the left side because it produces milk slow

Sandra - posted on 01/03/2013

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When i feed him i get that cramping feeling in both breast but my left side doesnt fill up.It takes 4 missed feedings on the left side to even see a difference.If i feed him more on the left side i wont be able to feed him on that side till the next day,and my right side just keeps on filling up.

Celeste - posted on 01/02/2013

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How are you judging that you're not producing milk fast enough? A little more info would be helpful :)

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