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can i feed from one breast?

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lucieve Sun 23-Aug-09 21:47:58

has anyone tried this? i want to know if it is possible as this is my only option and no one will give me an answer.

MrsHappy Sun 23-Aug-09 21:50:01

Yes it is possible.

I know of a woman who had thrush continually on one side and so fed only on the other for months.

I'm sure the reason why we have 2 of so many things in our bodies is to be sure that if we can't use one there is always the other!

spiderlight Sun 23-Aug-09 23:49:16

You should be able to, yes. My son had strong preferences from the start and decided he only loved Lefty when he was about three months old. He's had at least 99% of his feeds from the left since, with maybe one token effort every three or four weeks from Righty. They look very lopsided, but apart from that I've had no problem at all with single-sided feeding - ebf to 6 months and still feeding at 2 1/2.

mears Sun 23-Aug-09 23:51:17

Yes you can.

llareggub Mon 24-Aug-09 00:15:36

I usually only feed from one side out of habit and comfort.

Babieseverywhere Mon 24-Aug-09 09:35:48

Yes, I know a lady who was nursing her older baby and did so on one breast only.

MadameOvary Mon 24-Aug-09 09:37:05

I do, as one doesn't really work very well, so yes.

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