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    Default Left boob is not producing very much...

    What happened? it used to be super boob and now the right is producing (when i pump) and the left barely produces much at all.

    What can I do about this?

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    Default Re: Left boob is not producing very much

    How old is your baby? Are you pumping while at work? Nursing when home?

    Anyway, there are a few things that can cause a sudden drop of supply on one side - in my experience, a sudden (as opposed to gradual) drop is often caused by a clogged duct. Do you have any sore or tender spots on that breast. Does it feel full but not much comes out?

    A more gradual shift can happen if baby (or you) just tend to prefer the other breast, offering it first for whatever reason. My left breast was the "super boob" for a long time, partly because I think I favored it, being right handed, that side was just easier (I could type or scroll or read a book with my right hand). If that's the case, you just need to go back to offering the underperformer first for a bit, and supply should go up.


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    Default Re: Left boob is not producing very much

    baby is 10 weeks old.
    i nurse her at home, pump at work, and daddy feeds her when im at work.
    i dont think it was a sudden drop in supply and i dont feel any pain.
    it feels full and then i nurse and its floppy again

    yea, i think i've been using the right too much. we will use the left more and see what happens.

    thanks

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    Default Re: Left boob is not producing very much

    It is really common to have one side produce more than another. My lefty is the strong one, it even has a little over active let down. I use them very equally, but righty is still the weaker one.

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