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How to increase low milk production in one breast?

When I pump, one breast produces 3 to 6 oz when the other only produces 1/2 to 2 oz... i have all of the herbal remendies but I am afraid of increasing the wrong breast! I try to feed him more on the low side but am afraid of it "drying up" if I dont do something to fix this now!

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Asked by april_babyboy at 7:46 PM on Sep. 25, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • the pump doesn't show how much you truly have.... different suction. actually, i fed my 2 year old on only 1 side.... didn't hurt anything. i don't have any advice on how to get supply up on only 1 side, though... sorry.

    Answer by gracefulsky at 7:51 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • Are you exclusively pumping? If not, I would not worry at all about this. Pump output only shows how you respond to a pump. If you're nursing, continue as usual.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 7:53 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • Well it is VERY common to have different outputs from each breast and even with my first who I never pumped for I definitely noticed more milk in one side then the other. If you truly want to increase one side only then pump longer and/or more often on that side only to signal it to produce more. It is not an issue unless you are not getting enough milk in total.

    Answer by aeneva at 8:46 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

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