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    Default How do I know when my boob is empty? :/

    So you would think I would know.
    My milk has come in as of yesterday and my DD is 3 days old and is feeding well.

    I had problems with not emptying my boob properly last year when DS was born.

    So this time how do I know when it's fully empty? Other than feeling it?

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: How do I know when my boob is empty? :/

    I never knew either and I've been feeding ds for 18 months. If they are happy and gaining weight and getting enough of the hind milk I wouldn't worry.

    From what I've read your boobs never fully empty anyway. They continue producing milk as you feed.

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    I also have no idea, just 3 months into breastfeeding and when my bub unlatches, my boob always feels extremely soft.
    but reading this might help: http://mythnomore.blogspot.com.au/20...hing-myth.html

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    Default How do I know when my boob is empty? :/

    When bub pulls off and still roots around. Thats when I swap boobs.

    Also when their swallowing goes from gulping to slowly swallo

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    Default How do I know when my boob is empty? :/

    I had problems with blocked ducts which the dr said could have been because I wasn't emptying my breasts?

    I'm not sure if that is even correct?

    I so badly want to avoid getting nipple thrush and mastitis as I had both last time.

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    Default How do I know when my boob is empty? :/

    Quote Originally Posted by doreetos View Post
    I also have no idea, just 3 months into breastfeeding and when my bub unlatches, my boob always feels extremely soft.
    but reading this might help: http://mythnomore.blogspot.com.au/20...hing-myth.html
    That's a great article! So helpful and it makes lots of sense!

    Thank you!

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    Default How do I know when my boob is empty? :/

    I've also developed a blister on one nipple is that from poor attachment or is that normal!?


 

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