I have a 12.5 week old son, who I have been almost exclusively breastfeeding (he was gaining very slowly in the beginning and my doctor recommended supplementing for a few days). Weight gain has been slow, and I am somewhat worried about it (not quite an ounce a day, on average).
I recently returned to work, and pumping more frequently, and my right breast (which is significantly smaller) only emits one "stream" of milk, whereas my left shoots out 3 or 4 streams at one time. The result is that I can pump about 4 ounces on my left for every 1/2 to 1 ounce on my right.
Have been letting my son start from my right every feeding for over a month now, with no change. He is patient and sucks until I finally (usually 20-25 minutes later) switch him to my left so he can get some milk! Is there something wrong with this breast? Is there anything I can do to open up the ducts (or whatever they are) in the nipple?