Re: New Mom, pain in 1 side.
2 things going on. One, it sounds like you have a strong letdown. Check this part of Kellymom out. Second, it sounds like your baby might have a side preference. I would feed your baby in the same position that you use on the side without pain. Meaning, if the right side is the one that hurts, change positions to the same as the left (so cross cradle for one breast and then football for the other). I found that helped my nipples heal, my sons mouth was in a different position, and put him in the same position that seemed comfortable when things were going right. Also, if you do have a strong letdown, he could be compensating for it and clamping down to slow the flow. That would definitely cause pain. I would however not take the baby off the breast. Using another method to feed will only prolong the issues.
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