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    I had baby on friday, we are having.some latching issues but he is definatly improving although we had to top up with 10mls of formula last night, im still waiting for milk to come im but i am wondering if its normal for one side to have more colostrum then the other? one i can express really good from but its much harder on the left side, will it stay that way when milk comes too?

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    Congrats on your bubba!!

    I think it's normal - I had the same thing. 'Righty' always had more colostrum/ milk than 'lefty'. When I pumped I would get twice as much out of 'righty'. As my supply settled down there wasn't such a big difference, but in the early days it was very obvious.

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    should it still be happening? he is a week now and needing more but it seems i have a busted boob

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    are you hand exprezsing or using a pump (manual or electric?) i found with expressing by hand i (even now almost 8 months on) would ge less out of one boob and more out of the other. the midwife saud that can happen because of the position in which you are expreszing. i get more out of my left thN my right because the position is uncomfortable. try expressing from diffefent angles (so top and bottom squeese and side to side squeese iykwim) see if thT works. if it doesnt maybe a visit to a lc might be worthwhile hth

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    thanks, im using an electric pump. im seeing the chn next week may have to get some pointers

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    I always got less out from one side, from the very start. It's not an issue

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    I have always had a problem with my runty-righty.

    Definitely ask for some tips from the CHN but sometimes no matter what you do, one breast is just better than the other.

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    I got more on my right boob usually. It's normal. Even with IVF, I would get more eggs on one ovary while the other one is always a bit dodgy. My right hand works better than left hand... So I guess it's so normal.


 

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