It's normal for babies to prefer one breast over the other. My baby prefers my left side over the right. Engorgement is normal in the first few weeks. Since your baby is so small she may not take both breasts during a feeding, so just remember to nurse on the opposite side that you nursed before. To relieve the engorgement (and help her latch better) you can pump for a couple minutes before a feeding, and also after. If latching while engorged isn't a problem for you, you also can try pumping the opposite side while you nurse. It can be a bit tricky to maneuver at first, but eventually you get the hang of it and find what works best.
at 7:15 AM on Mar. 29, 2009