Re: Starting single side nursing my 7 wk
You are correct that feeding on just one breast per feeding is likely to reduce your milk supply. However, that doesn't mean it's wrong. When we say that a mom has a foremilk/hindmilk inbalance, the usual cause is oversupply. The mom is making more milk than her baby needs, and therefore when the baby nurses, he consumes a relatively larger proportion of lactose-rich foremilk than he would if his mom's supply matched his needs more precisely. Basically, the baby gets full before he drains the breast down to the creamiest fraction of the milk.
If using one breast per feeding seems to be making the baby happy, you might want to continue doing it, but make sure to watch the baby's diaper output and weight gain carefully. As long as they are normal, it's fine to continue. Also, if suddenly 1 breast doesn't seem like enough, feel free to go back to using 2 breasts at a time.
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