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    Default Milk production differences

    My left breast produces about 1/3 oz. MORE than my right. Is this ok/ normal?

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    Default Re: Milk production differences

    It's totally normal for one breast to create more milk than the other. If you demand the other make more milk, it will. I would add in an extra pumping session for your right breast only and see if that helps catch it up... BTW, are you taking any herbs or anything to help increase supply?

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    Default Re: Milk production differences

    [QUOTE=Mama2Caleb2006]It's totally normal for one breast to create more milk than the other. If you demand the other make more milk, it will. QUOTE]

    True most of the time, but sometimes just not so for some moms! Unless it bothers you/baby it is nothing to worry about!

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    Default Re: Milk production differences

    How can I demand more? Ask nicely? If it was that easy I would bottle it by the gallon! I'll try pumping extra! I'm not taking anything, but am considering "Mother's Milk Tea". Anyone heard of it?

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    Default Re: Milk production differences

    Oops! I meant to say that if you demand more, it may make more! Thanks for the correction Kate!

    Laurel - You can demand more by pumping or nursing more on that side. Milk is all about supply and demand. If you demand the body to make milk, it most likely will. Demand can be manual stimulation, pumping or baby nursing. Whatever works best for you!

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