Re: Nursing on one side & engorgement
Since this change to taking one side at a feeding is recent, can you tell us if his output is still the same? If his output is still the same, then he's still getting plenty. If his output has gone down, then he's not getting enough to eat. Thrush can be painful, and make babies not want to nurse as often.
At around 6wks of age, many babies have a growth spurt, where they increase mother's supply. Then, later, they don't need as much milk anymore, and there is a mismatch between supply and demand. By allowing him to finish the first breast first, you'll know he is getting what he needs. If you're too uncomfortable, you can pump just enough to comfort, but pumping to empty the breast tells your body that it needs to make more milk, so won't lower your supply any.
Your supply should eventually balance out again, it may just take a few days.
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