i bf on the left last feeding but both my boobs feel full- should i nurse again on the left or on the right now? do i have to switch boobs every feeding? or should i concentrate on emptying one all the way?
tips please, they both feel equally full right now
Answer by excited2bemommy at 7:47 PM on Nov. 9, 2009
Answer by piwife at 7:40 PM on Nov. 9, 2009
I always nursed on both sides for equal time. Then for the next feeding, which ever breast I nursed on last, I started on that one first. When babies start a feeding, they are really hungry, so the first breast you offer will get very vigorous stimulation. When you switch sides & baby isn't quite as hungry they don't suck as vigorously or as strong & so that breast doesn't get the same amount of stimulation so it's not getting as strong of a signal to produce much milk. If you alternate which breast you start on, they will both get a strong stimulation & will help to keep your milk supply up on both sides equally. If you put a safety pin on the bra strap of the side you nursed on last, you will know to start on that one at the next feeding.
Answer by BlessedMommy64 at 7:50 PM on Nov. 9, 2009
Answer by obrn4u at 8:24 PM on Nov. 9, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:22 PM on Nov. 9, 2009
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