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new mum in need of advice

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Tipex Tue 22-Feb-05 11:25:26

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pixiefish Tue 22-Feb-05 11:41:44

demand will sort your supply out (eventually).

When I started bfing I used to get terribly full and hard and it was a real relief when dd used to feed. I used to offer one breast only per feed though, and alternate breasts. it settles down after a few days. The more you feed off both sides though the more your supply will increase.

My dd is 1 now and still only feeds off one side at a feed.

Perhaps you should try to get in touch with a breastfeeding counsellor who'll be able to talk you through things easier. Tiktok is a bfing counsellor and will give loads of good advice- I don't really want to offer advice incase I'm wrong- I can only offer my experience.

On previous bfing threads you'll find loads of links to people like La Leche league and the association of breastfeeding mothers.

Also try to find a bfing support group in your area

Flossam Tue 22-Feb-05 11:46:39

I would keep offering each side alternately, one per feed. The sucking should stimulate the milk supply reasonably quickly. Then hopefully soon you'll be all balanced out again!

Beansmum Tue 22-Feb-05 11:54:50

I had the same problem, I fed ds too much on the right side and ended up all lopsided. After I started feeding on one side only each feed and alternating sides it seemed to sort itself out. but even now, after 9 months, the right side seems to produce more milk, I really notice it when I express, I hardly get anything from the LHS and tons from the RHS.

Tipex Tue 22-Feb-05 14:54:27

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pixiefish Tue 22-Feb-05 18:26:10

my dh compared me to Jordan when my milk came in

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