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Breastfeeding

I know how they say to build your milk supply up you mostly have to breast feed.. well if your baby eats more on one boob most feedings (can't help it) will you get more milk on that boob then the other?

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melfre

Asked by melfre at 8:40 PM on Nov. 21, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • yea, you will. a LOT of babies will start showing a preference too, it's just something some mothers deal with, and let it happen. The crooked boobage will go away.

    You can also always make sure to switch sides each time and try to make sure it doesn't happen!
    wendy46121

    Answer by wendy46121 at 8:44 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • lol yes you will, it's odd i know, but it is true. both my son and daughter did it (on the same boob) and now i have one boob that's bigger than the other. you can prevent it by switching which boob they start feeding on. if last time baby ate on the left boob start on your right boob next time. baby takes out most of the milk in the beginning of nursing because baby is hungry and wants to eat eat eat.
    khmymommi

    Answer by khmymommi at 8:45 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • Yes that can happen. Then that boob will get bigger. Try starting on the other side or alternating which side you start on.
    beckcorc

    Answer by beckcorc at 8:54 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • If you need to, you can pump the other side while he's nursing on the firs, that should help with the crooked rack. You should always start on alternate breasts too, but if he's already picked a favorite then it wont matter.
    Christina2135

    Answer by Christina2135 at 9:33 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • Most women are not exactly symmentrical anyway, but you will probably feel fuller on whatever side you haven't nursed on last. Even if the baby has a favorite, when he's really hungry, you should be able to offer the fullest side so you will even out.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:14 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • This is why you start on a different breast each time..if baby does the right breast til done and then nurses a small amount on the left you start on the left next time....and vice versa
    tabi_cat1023

    Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 11:03 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

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