Hi everyone, I'm new here.
I've been breastfeeding my son, who is 19 days old, and so far he is gaining weight nicely and doing well in the diaper dept. in the first few days my nipples were very sore and calloused, but since my milk came in on the 3rd day the callouses went away and the soreness only persists for the first few seconds of each feeding, and for a few minutes afterwards.
Here's the issue: one of my breasts has always been significantly larger than the other, and since my milk came in the discrepancy has only gotten bigger. I obtained an electric pump b/c my son spent a day in the NICU due to jaundice and have been using it occasionally since, and I noticed that the larger breast produces a lot more milk. A lactation consultant told me to start each feeding on the smaller side to stimulate it more, but that's not always feasible--the bigger side becomes painfully engorged and eventually leaks if I hold out for too long.