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Thread: When to switch sides?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Default When to switch sides?

    I have an oversupply and I currently nurse only from one breast per feeding and switch after 2 hours. My DS is 3.5 weeks old and is going through a growth spurt, so he is feeding every hour, sometimes sooner. My breast feels pretty soft and empty when I keep him on the same side repeatedly for 2 hours. Is it a good idea to switch sides to my other breast which is more full of milk to satisfy him even if it hasnt been 2 hours? I dont want to aggravate my oversupply.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2006

    Default Re: When to switch sides?

    I would say yes it's a good idea. Your body is amazing and should adjust to LO's needs through all growth spurts. Keep in mind too that even though your breast "feels empty" it's not. Your breast constantly lets down and will continue to "have milk" If you become engorged at any time you can pump just to the point of relieving engorgement After a couple of months of breastfeeding you might level out and not have such a strong oversupply.

    Good luck!
    Leslie- Momma to Aiden 02/28/06 AND Owen 2/28/08...What timing

    Older and wiser voices can always help you find the right path, if you are only willing to listen.--Jimmy Buffet

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