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Lopsided nightmare ! How long will it last ??

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AFergie Thu 30-Jan-14 09:28:07

My baby was born end of december and I started by having enormous amounts of milk.

Im usually a small B cup and when my milk came in I was a good DD.
One day my right breast was bursting a little more than average and my baby was fast asleep and I had no choice but to express, it was getting so sore and I was worried about mastitis.

Anyway since then my right breast has been producing way more milk than my left one. So during the day both breasts are soft the left one is an A cup (boo) and the right one is a C cup, but every morning my right breast is a DD cup and my right one is still an A cup. I have to feed or express more out of the right one as it has more milk, and is painful if not emptied. But obviously its encouraging it to produce more milk. I tried for a week to breastfeed equally from both but it didn't change anything.

I spoke about this to a lactation practitioner who told me it was likely my right breast would always stay bigger now??
Its so obvious when Im naked or in a bra. Im usually of a very small frame as well so it shows a lot, Im really upset !

Has this happened to anyone? How did you deal with it?

Any advice??

FlatFacedArmy Thu 30-Jan-14 09:38:52

Not all boobs are created equal.

One will naturally produce more than the other, apart from a few blessed souls - in my case three times as much on the left as the right. I also went from a C cup to an E and am still there though it's been a year since I stopped breastfeeding and I've lost 2.5 stone in that time.

There's still a size difference between breasts although it's mainly only noticeable to me and anyone who sees me in my bra.

Learn to love the changes... They might not be permanent in your case but I think it would be wise to accept that they may well stay that way.

Marzipanface Thu 30-Jan-14 09:41:21

I had the same problem. Eight months into breastfeeding now and boobs have evened out considerably.

AFergie Thu 30-Jan-14 09:47:58

I know its common for breasts to not be equal but in my case they were ..were yours a bit un equal to start with?

With my first child both breasts were equal during and after breast feeding.

Im fine with a bit of difference, but in my case its really obvious sad

Its great you have accepted the changes and have managed to move on.

The practitioner told me the only solution if you dont want to accept the situation is implants. I will definitely go down that route if it persists!!

Unless someone knows of a way to reduce the production of milk in one breast?
Right now I just want to feed my baby and get him strong and healthy but if there was something I could do start rebalancing things now I wouldn't mind trying !

Any advice welcome! Thank you !!

AFergie Thu 30-Jan-14 09:50:23

Thats great marzipan!

Did you just carry on feeding more with the bigger one and ignored the whole thing until you started weaning your baby?

dickiedoodah Thu 30-Jan-14 18:02:47

I had this problem for months! I stopped feeding from right breast and leftie continued to do all the work! I have just stopped breastfeeding completely and am happy to report that my left boob has gone back to normal so I no longer look lopsided, hooray!! My left boob was considerably bigger for about 8 months so I was convinced it would be a permanent problem. In the end it only took about three weeks for it to return to the normal size. I'm sure you will be fine once you wean smile

AFergie Thu 30-Jan-14 19:18:57

Oh dickiedooda that is so reassuring thank you!! Ok I will just carry on and boob WILL get back to its normal size!


Marzipanface Sat 08-Feb-14 23:33:50

Yes that is pretty much what I did

QuietNinjaTardis Sun 09-Feb-14 06:21:11

I'm lopsided as dd preferred the left side when she was little. I just ignore it and feed from both unless the left gets uncomfortabley full.

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