• E
  • Charlotte, United States
  • a year 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
  • 9 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
  • 9 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
  • 9 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

  • M
  • Bedminster, United States
  • 10 months ago

It won’t make your supply go down! I’ve always fed my baby this way as well since day one. We are now 14 months strong. Do what you are comfortable with. Your milk will adjust to your schedule and babies needs as you feed. :) I also managed to have a stash of over 500 ounces even feeding this way!

  • S
  • Gallatin, United States
  • 10 months ago

That’s what I’ve done for 2 babies. My first I breastfed no issues. My son I’ve had other complications that have us on donor milk from time to time. But this is a great way to feed.

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