My LO Will Only Nurse On One Breast

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BAF - March 6

My 1 week old will only nurse on one br___t. This all started when my milk came in and my left br___t became very engorged. He couldn't latch on so he started favoring my right br___t. The engorgement let up and he started taking the br___t a little but not as much as the right one. Now a few days later, he won't take it at all and it is actually smaller than my right br___t. I am worried that my left one is drying up. Any advice or help would be appreciated.

 

lissica - April 9

Well, my baby preferred my left b___st in the beginning. My nurse friend said that most babies have a favorite b___b. I panicked as well in the first couple wks of b___stfeeding cus i thought the same thing was happening but that wasn't the case. My body was just adjusting to the supply and demand of babies need. Your b___st isn't going to dry up as long as he still feeds a bit on it. Try offering him the left b___st first when he is most hungry. That's what worked for me. My son is now 6mo and doesn't seem to have a fave anymore but my right b___b is still smaller then the other one ever since the beginning when he didn't want it. Anyways, don't worry your b___b milk supply will be fine. Just keep offering it. You are almost through the hardest part of b___stfeeding. Congrats!

 

Kristin72 - April 10

My lo always preferred my left b___st.Even to this day..she is now 16 months. My right one often would only let down if the left one was stimulated by her first. Also my left wasand is a better producer. To up my right I would try to offer the right first to start even if it would not let down. I faked out my lo by keeping the same position as on the left... instead of flipping her by just moving her over on the boppy she thought she was still on the left b___b. This helped alot.

 

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