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  • Charlotte, United States
  • 5 months 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!
  • S
  • Strongsville, United States
  • 3 months ago

I would try pumping the other side afterwards. It could help boost supply. If you don’t want to pump then you really shouldn’t have anything to worry about.

  • E
  • Elk Grove, United States
  • 3 months ago

Honestly if baby is full after one breast that’s totally fine but to keep supply up and keep those ladies even I suggest pumping on the other. Not a lot just until you feel the let down and sufficiently empty. So you leak less too.

  • K
  • Erlanger, United States
  • 3 months ago

My baby would only nurse one side at a time as well. You me body makes what baby tells it to just be sure to pump the breast baby does not eat from after feeding

  • A
  • East Orange, United States
  • 4 months ago

Nope not a problem. I’m in a breastfeeding group and some moms even just use one breast... for years!

  • S
  • Amersham, United Kingdom
  • 4 months ago

I’m doing exactly the same for the last 4 months and it’s been working fine. Sometimes I have to express the excess milk n store it in the freezer but it’s been fine n milk supply been sufficient so far. I think they recommend to drain one breast per feed as much as you can so that baby could get different type of milk during each feed. Plus my little one doesn’t feed long enough to offer and drain both breasts per feed. As long as it works for you and you don’t get blocked milk ducts I should say carry on with what you been doing so far.

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