So my Son has been nursing like a champ since he was born on Tuesday, We have really had NO struggles at all!! But since this morning when I woke up I noticed that my left breast seems much softer than my right one. He seems to empty the softer one. I What I'm afraid of is that my right breast is going to dry up or not produce enough milk. Do I have to pump after I feed him for a few mins to get my breast to get nice and full like it used to, OR do I have to feed him and let him empty it and then pump inbetween feedings? Any help would be great.Answer Question
CONGRATS! This happened to me also. I let baby drain them both completely and before I knew it they had completely filled back up. I didn't pump inbetween, that never worked for me. I have been told by a lot of moms on here that the more you let baby feed on each breast, the more milk your breasts will make.
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Answer by Anon344 at 12:04 AM on Jan. 24, 2011
All of these suggestions are great. I have two additional recommendations: Buy/read the book The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding it was a lifesaver when I was nursing and I ended up giving my copy to a friend who was going through a lot of difficulties nursing and caring for two toddler boy twins while her husband was deployed. My second suggestion is to find a local La Leche League group. You have to take the good with the bad depending on your group, but I learned a lot from the ladies in my group and they provide a great deal of support when you need it.
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