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Hel- can i feed from one breast only - what will happen?

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minimum01 Mon 07-Sep-09 20:11:22

Hi I have problems feeding off one breast, which keeps getting blocked and infected. Baby is gaining weight so getting good milk from the other breast, despite many problems i am keen to try and continue my doctor suggested just feeding off one breast - what will happen? Has anyone tried this - does it work? I hope so- pls help!!

thisisyesterday Mon 07-Sep-09 20:15:04

it does work yes! you may be slightly lop-sided for a bit but it'll be fine, your milk supply will adjust.

however, i would suggest before doing that, that you see a qualified breastfeeding counsellor. they may have some good tips on avoiding blockages and infections and save you having to only use one side

missorinoco Mon 07-Sep-09 20:18:00

It works fine. I have a friend who successfully fed for over a year on one side.
Would second bf counsellor though, may save you the pain from one side.

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