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    Cool I have 2 Questions about breast milk

    My wife and I have read the great articles here and helped us feed our baby only breast milk since born. He gained 4 lbs in his first month. Thank you



    The baby is now 5 weeks old. Today the milk looks allot more white and not so much wattery as the previous weeks. why is this?

    Also, My wife wants to know why she has more milk in the Right breast than the Left?


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    Default Re: I have 2 Questions about breast milk

    Milk composition changes constantly. I also noticed that when I was feeding off the same side for a couple feedings, the milk on that side was whiter; that is from the higher concentration of fats. Totally normal and nothing to be concerned about.

    Most moms have more milk on one side than the other. And I think, IIRC, most women have more on the right. Also normal.

    Congratulations on the baby and that he is doing so well.
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    Default Re: I have 2 Questions about breast milk

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*ronpaul View Post
    Today the milk looks allot more white and not so much wattery as the previous weeks. why is this?
    Breast milk changes in composition to meet the baby's needs as he or she grows.

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*ronpaul View Post
    Also, My wife wants to know why she has more milk in the Right breast than the Left?
    Human populations (and most animal populations in general) are rife with fluctuating asymmetries. i.e. There is never a perfect match between left and right, no matter what body part you observe. So don't worry about unequal production, it is common. I have better production in the left as opposed to the right.

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