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Thread: Baby prefers one breast over the other

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007

    Red face Baby prefers one breast over the other

    just have a quick question....wondering what your experience/thoughts were on this:

    I have trouble feeding baby for very long on the left breast (flat nipple). Baby really prefers the other... If I am mostly pumping the left, will I always have less milk production in that one due to lack of stimulation from the baby??

    Does pumping periodically provide enough stimulation to keep up milk supply? I notice that i can pump so much more milk from the breast that is used the most....And is it ok that i do it this way?

    thanks a bunch in advance for any advice!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Not around here as much :(

    Default Re: Baby prefers one breast over the other

    are you asking if it's okay to pump/nurse less often on one side? Just my thoughts, but I don't see why not - mastectomy patients only nurse from one side. You know? Continue doing whatever works for you.
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