Quick Question for anyone who's Breast feeding x x
Quick question for anyone who's breast feeding???
I am doing really well, I think, with feeding Georgia, but just recently I have noticed when she feeds from the left she gets hungry REALLY quickly after a feed. However, when feeding from the opposite one, she settles for at least four hours between feeding again.
I have been expressing at midnight the past few nights as she has started to drop off needing to feed at that time so i let her sleep and am storing a little frozen milk ready for weaning in a few weeks! I am getting anythign up to 5-6 ounces from the right but only managing between 1-2 ounces from the left!!!!!!
ANYWAYS, back to my point! Is it usual for one side to be better than the other??? I am thinking of expressing after she has fed from the left to try and increase the supply, will this help do ya think???
Sorry for wrbling on about my boobies lol. but I just dont want anything to go wrong and impare her feeding when its been going so well thus far!
Totally normal for one side to have more than the other, but you can try to even them out by doing some extra pumping or feeding from the smaller side. I think pumping the left after feeds is a good plan. Don't despair if the left never catches up - many people have one that is a better producer than the other, and it's totally possible to feed exclusively from one side if needed (although you'd be lopsided for a while).
the supply can change in each side over time as well. I currently have a day time boob and a night boob with supply to match. LO has recently decided she can see the TV better when eating from the left boob (why did I start letting her watch cbeebies!!) and at night we co-sleep and our position means that the right boob is the one she eats from. I have a big supply in my left boob during the day and a little supply at night, and a little supply in my right boob in the day and loads at night.
I feed from my left boob and then I express both boobs after feeding. I don't know why but when I try and feed Kenneth from my right breast it's like, so uncomfortable and awkward, really difficult to get him to latch but when he does latch I get excited because it's so rare! But yes, it's very normal. I express just to keep up milk supply plus I make bottles for when I'm working.. so.. I would express too, if you want that extra milk and just so it doesn't dry up on your other breast
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