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  • Charlotte, United States
  • a month ago

Breastfeeding Question!

I currently feed my baby on one breast only, and then switch to the other breast at the next feeding. Everything I’ve read says I should always offer both breasts but it seems to be working for us with only using one at each feeding.....just worried that it’ll make my supply go down. Anyone have experience/ advice? Just curious about what others moms do!
  • K
  • Lochbuie, United States
  • 4 hours ago

I did this and would pump my other side at the same time. Two birds with one stone!

  • O
  • Avondale, United States
  • 6 days ago

I do the same things most of the time, whatever my son wants really. I’ve been breastfeeding for 13 months now and my supply is still good, it did decrease some but that’s just because he doesn’t nurse as much anymore cause he’s 1. I think if you give your baby both in each feeding it will just increase your supply but it won’t hurt if you don’t.

  • N
  • Carlingford, Australia
  • 7 days ago

If it's working. Don't try to meddle. Bub and body work it out, don't think too hard. Enjoy :)

  • A
  • Orange, United States
  • 12 days ago

My 17 month old has done one side per feeding since day 1. I also pump for a mama in need! Your supply will regulate to babys needs

  • M
  • Lawrence, United States
  • 21 days ago

Follow your baby’s cues. If he seems hungry (fussy between feedings, I happy when you finish or eating more often than usual) try offering the other. I can’t say it’ll make your supply go down, by doing what you are but I can guarantee that if he eats from both breasts at every meal you supply will increase and at least you can pump bottles to give the sitter while you relax or go out!

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