ok so this is an odd question but it's an issue for me lately. I stopped breastfeeding my baby early because she had collic and I felt she wasnt getting enough milk..I realize now I probably should have tried harder but I really had a hard time with it and she cried constantly. My milk took forever to come in. Its been 9 months, she's over the collic and doing great but I've notice one of my breasts is 2 cup size smaller than the other..has this happend to anyone? When I walk I can feel the difference its not right. One of my breasts became engorged while feeding so I'm wondering if thats why. Is this normal?! Idk what to do I'm starting to feel way insecure about this maybe thats what I get for stopping...
Definiteyl talk to LLL and also visit http://www.kellymom.com/
That said there is NO NEED to punish yourself.Â Your change in breast size is not punishment.Â Â Â I know that you have regrets.Â Â So when you have another baby consult with a lactation consultant and join LLL!Â Â What you needed was help and that would have made all the difference.Â Â I can tell you that your milk was likely just fine.Â A lot of times a fussy baby and vigorous need to suck can make a new mother think her milkÂ hasn't come in.Â Â that's not true.Â In the beginning babies suck voraciously and also during growth spurts.Â They need to be on the nipple even if they are satiated because it is their suck that stimulates production.Â What is important to look at next time to ease those fears is to look at output...wet diapers.Â What goes in must come out!Â Â Â Â
Answer by amileegirl at 3:23 PM on Jan. 9, 2010
Answer by admckenzie at 3:02 PM on Jan. 9, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 3:03 PM on Jan. 9, 2010
Answer by admckenzie at 3:03 PM on Jan. 9, 2010
Everyone has a hard time at first. Even people who find breastfeeding "easy" also had hard patches. What makes ALL the difference is support.
Anyway visit kellymom.com The difference in cup size may be dure to one breast having more developed milk ducts than the other. You should be able to find more info on it.
Answer by amileegirl at 3:25 PM on Jan. 9, 2010
Answer by Gailll at 5:46 PM on Jan. 9, 2010