Just a quick one - I am full time expressing at the moment due to bubba not being able to latch and am finding my supply increasing each day. However I've noticed a big increase in one breast and only a slight increase in the other. In one breast the milk squirts out as soon as I start before slowing to a drip, wheras the other breast is a drip from the beginning. I am getting about 80mls from one side and 50 from the other. Any ideas why or how to fix it??
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22-04-2013 19:27 #1
22-04-2013 19:32 #2
I have full time expressed... And generally I always got more milk from one side than the other. Nothing really made much of a difference to be honest, I figured it was normal! Though I did start pumping twice from the same side to see if I got a second let down in one pumping session. So I would pump left side, then right, then go back to left than right...that seemed to help get more. Sorry, I'm no expert!
22-04-2013 19:33 #3
Hi Eco G,
I expressed full-time for my DD - my right breast produced over double what my left did! Apparently it's not unusual and not always something that can be corrected.
Make sure you completely drain your breasts until not a single drop is coming out and express regularly, that's the best way to increase supply whilst expressing full-time.
Good luck and you're doing a great job by expressing full-time!
22-04-2013 19:35 #4
No need to fix, just keep going as you are. I used to be able to express twice as much from one side as I could from the other. One side just had more breast tissue. You could try expressing for longer on the side that doesn't produce as much. When I first had DD she favoured the right and was fussy on the left (smaller boob). I bf'd her for 18 months and I realised at some point after I got good at bf'ing that she ended up favouring the other side. I figured it was because I was right handed and I preferred to feed her from the left to keep my right arm free so I subconsciously let he feed longer on the left.
23-04-2013 06:58 #5
Thanks everyone - glad to know its normal!
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