Hi. My left boob is 1-2 cups smaller than my right. However it still produces milk. It does not get full/engorged as well unlike my right boob. Pls advise how to make it even. Tried letting LO latch more often on left boob but it still doesn't work.
You can ask gynae what to do. Maybe some boob massage might help?
- When I feed baby with my right boob, my left boob will always let down a lot of milk. But when I feed on my left, my right boob never leaks. Any mummy has the same condition, is it strange?Linh
- My left boob will get engorge every 4-5 hourly, while my right boob doesn't get engorged even after 6 hours of not expressing. Whenever I express, my right boob always yields lesser than my left. The yield will probably be only half as compared to my left yield. How do I make sure both sides yields the same amount. I didn't have this problem when I just began bf-ing my newborn who is turning 3 months old soon.
Try latching the right breast more often instead of the left. After pumping you can apply cold compress over the left breast to moderate the supply. Apply warm compress over the right breast before latching or pumping to facilitate the flow. I have been on tandem breastfeeding and both breasts do not yield the same amount. It really depends on baby's needs. During warmer days my baby will prefer the left breasts and before sleep, she will prefer the right breast. I was told the left breast is water and the right breast is rice. When I looked at my ebm, the left side is usually more watery and right side yield is thicker.Anonymous
- How do I balance both sides supply? My left boob is producing more than my right. My right usually produces only half of my left or sometimes even lesser. I've tried direct latching, power pump, taking lactation cookies, taking milo, taking milk products, taking more fluids, even hand expressing and it's still not increasing. It's somehow affecting my daily supply. Although I still have enough for my lo now.
My supplies for my right are usually half of my left. Unless I don't DL on the right, the amount will be the same. Right side bm will always be thicker thus usually not alot compared to the left which is usually thinner. However, to avoid any worries that the supplies for the right is slipping downhill, do your checks for blocks and clogs, warm compress before pumping and see if it helps.Shannelle Teo