hi mummies I'm a ep mom and i noticed my right boob is always feels more full than my left. pumping wise, they are about the same amount maybe differ about 5-10ml. and during my pump sessions, i notice my right will keep expressing out milk while the left after 4mins stops. is it normal?
Yepp each boob has a mind of their own! Haha for me my left is the drippy one, my right is more stable. You should probably extend your pump session a bit longer if your boob is still dripping afterwardsRead more
When you shower and put shower soap massage in circular motion it works for me my left side was hard like rock n milk wouldn’t come out easily now fixed just massage alot in shower use palm not fingers thoughRead more
I’m also an exclusive pumping mum. It is actually normal, happen to me too.
When there is less milk production in one breast, pump on the less productive side after feedings and in between your normal feedings. Hopefully that can help.
- 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
- 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
- Hi mummies!! i noticed my left boob stop dripping milk after 5mins. i usually add another 3mins even tho no milk dripping. am i suppose to continue pumping to match my right boob which i pump for 13mins?Anonymous