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    Exclamation increase supply at one breast

    My baby is 2 m old and only the right breast is making full milk supply, the left stoped making milk. At the begining it was making about half as right, but my mistake, I put her more often at the right, and occasionaly at the left. Now I try to bring back the supply to the left, but I don't see much difference. I pomp every 2-3 hours, and I put her on the breast as well. When I pomp I get about 10-15 ml, after she nurses, about 5 ml. I want to get supply back as soon as possible, because I've notice that in late evening she''s not fully satisfied any more from one breast, and I want to have a back up. What else can I do? Thank you!

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    Default Re: increase supply at one breast

    You are doing exactly what you should be to regain supply in the left breast. I think all you really need is to have patience. Supply doesn't come back overnight. I'm not sure if this is true, but my lactation consultant told me that the rule of thumb is that it takes about twice as long to regain supply as it does to lose it.

    Have you tried putting the baby to the left breast first at most feedings?

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    Default Re: increase supply at one breast

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*lapte1234 View Post
    My baby is 2 m old and only the right breast is making full milk supply, the left stoped making milk. At the begining it was making about half as right, but my mistake, I put her more often at the right, and occasionaly at the left. Now I try to bring back the supply to the left, but I don't see much difference. I pomp every 2-3 hours, and I put her on the breast as well. When I pomp I get about 10-15 ml, after she nurses, about 5 ml. I want to get supply back as soon as possible, because I've notice that in late evening she''s not fully satisfied any more from one breast, and I want to have a back up. What else can I do? Thank you!
    Sounds like we are in the same predicament. Only difference is my LO is 11 days old. Seems like my left actually decreased. While I was pumping 1 oz from there. Seems like it is way less than that! So frustrating. I just started putting her on the left more today whike also pumping after! Hope it increases for both of us.

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