Since my baby was born she has only eaten from one breast per meal. I would give her the other breast and she would suckle for a long time but the milk would not come out anytime after the other let down. So, eventually she stopped trying to suckle the other one and for 10 months eats only one boob at a time. I want for her to eat both sides so I don't have to feed her so frequently but now she won't try and the times we have tried the milk still won't let down. Is there anything I can do to get my other breast to let down after she's fed on one side? I can let her suckle for a good 30 minutes and nothing will come out. I also think I have overactive letdown so add that to the equation.Is there something wrong with my breasts and is there anything I can do? Also, how often should I be feeding her each breast?
In all honesty, the breastmilk from one breast takes a while to let down but it all comes out within a matter of minutes and is painful. Overactive letdown seems to describe it accurately. Perhaps the other breast doesn't have time to produce milk after the other one since it comes out so fast. Still, what do you think and what should I do?