My baby is a little over a week old. Ever since I brought her home, I've been exclusively breastfeeding. The thing is, she only takes 1 breast at a time, not the recommended both breasts. The reason being that even though it's been more than a week, my breasts are still engorged. I have yet to feel them "empty." Luckily when I'm nursing with 1 breast, the other one leaks so something is coming out but baby usually gets full on that one breast. Then when it's time to feed again, both breasts fill up. What will happen if I keep nursing this way? Will my breast ever empty?
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Answer by LorisChar at 10:57 AM on Jun. 22, 2010
here is some good info on switching breasts. It helps keep you full if you use both breasts. If she'll only eat one breast, than the other breast will not make as much milk as it needs to, or it could get engorged. Let her use one breast fro one feeding, then try to encourage the other breast for the next feeding. It's important to let them "empty" each breast when feeding, the link i provided a says why.
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