I am a first time mother. My LO is 5 months yesterday. She has always preferred my right breast and will nurse on that side longer and more efficiently. Due to this, I have noticed that my right side does not fill as quickly and is much smaller and softer. When she does nurse on that side she is only frustrated if I am not completely full on the left side. She will also either not finish the breast because she is frustrated that the let down isnt forceful enough or she already had enough on the right side. I have tried to up my supply by pumping but when it comes time to feed my left seems to not have enough milk. She only likes it when I am full. I have also tried mothers milk and lactation cookies, I drink water most of the day, and I still deal with this issue. When she was a newborn I think I had an oversupply so she got used to having a lot of milk. Now that she is 5 months things I guess have regulated. My question is what are the best practices to increasing milk supply on one side? Should I pump and let her be frustrated on the left side or should I let the breast fill and leave it alone and let it do what its going to do? Oh I forgot, if I start her on the right side she is completely satisfied with the right and does not usually want the left (sometimes she will take it) but if I start her on the left she always needs to switch to the right. My other question is, should I just block feed and not switch sides so that it gives time for the left side to fill up?
Thanks so much in advance for all your help.