Is there a good way to alter your baby's nursing patterns from taking two breasts at each feeding to taking only one breast?
I have started donating breast milk which involves pumping out milk between my daughter's feeds. I do this 2-3 times a day getting about 7ounce maximum a day. I was wondering if there would be a safe way to start pumping one breast while baby feeds from the other, without my daughter still being hungry?
My daughter is a day shy of 7 weeks and I don't want her to start missing out just because I am helping out other children, but I know that some people can feed their child on only one breast a feed. So.. is there a way I can start to do it? I have started eating lactation cookies with linseed meal, brewers yeast, fenugreek powder and fennel seeds in them as well as drinking one batch of tigers milk a day (started all this three days ago) to try boost my supply so I can attempt to work towards making enough milk to fill my daughter with one breast while filling the bottle with a pump from the other. I don't know if I should just suddenly start pumping at every feed or if I should change it gradually or if I should even be trying to change the nursing pattern at all...
Does anyone have any advice or success stories for this sort of situation (or something similar)?