When DD nurses on my left, let down almost never happens. Also, she gets very fussy unless she's basically asleep when using that side. I'm assuming it's related to the let-down or flow. Suggestions?
Other info: DD is 8.5months, EBF, with pumped breast milk at daycare.
We had the normal beginning challenges ("colic", etc.) but she's great at nursing now, and eat solids as well. She's full term and has always been at the top of the growth charts.
This issue is not new, but seems to be getting more ingrained.
My right side (I call her the "cash cow") is bigger, and I can pump at least twice as much on that side, but I know that's normal. It's more the let-down thing I'm concerned with.
I had a breast aug. about 3 years before getting pregnant, and the incision was in the areola. I never got full sensation back, and sensation was different on each side ever since the surgery. I had a hunch this would impact BFing, and I suspect it's now part of the "issue".
So I can't really use the typical fix for lop-sidedness which is to start more often on the smaller side... because DD will not put up with waiting 10 or 15 minutes for let-down.
I have no issues at the pump because it stimulates both sides. And once I let down, of course milk comes down on the smaller left side too.
I just move DD to the smaller side while nursing after a while (arbitrary time) on the right, but she often just pops off and is "done" right after I move her.