This is my 4th baby & I have always had a problem with plugged ducts & mastitis. I refuse to quit. I love BF. I nurse until at least 2 years old. I have found that soy lecithin supplements with my 3rd child helped dramaticly with the mastitis & shortend the frequency & duration of my plugged ducts. So I am taking them again. But I produce so much more milk on my left side & I hardly ever feel empty. I started to manuel pump out 2 oz. when I felt too full but I don't want to increase my supply. This block feeding looks good to me but I am confused on what to do. I want to nurse more on my right side to increase that supply. So do I nurse more on that side & less on my left? Won't that leave my left breast more full? Do I nurse 2 times on my right. Then 2 times on my left? Please help! I'm so tired of sore boobs! My baby girl is almost 4 weeks old & is doing well. She also sleeps 5 hours at night. Which is good but bad on my breasts. Anyone want to share their thoughts with me?
Thanks so much.
I'm so glad I found this forum....I need support.
dd- born May 7th 2007!!