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blessed22 01-18-2011 06:54 PM

I have a guzzler
DD prefers my right breast over my left (funny, because I actually like my left breast better... :giggle2: ) On my right breast, she takes her time.. my let down isn't like Niagara Falls, and she'll nurse for about 15-20 minutes. When its time for my left breast (aka. Niagara Falls) she guzzles down the milk like crazy and is done in 3-5 minutes. I know she's guzzling because let down is so crazy... and 75% of the time, she's hungry for more within the next 30 - 45 minutes. My question is, at this next feeding that comes so quickly (30 - 45 minutes later) can I go back to my left breast? Or should I go to my right? I'm single side feeding right now as she's typically satisfied after having fed from one breast, so I wasn't sure if going back to my left breast twice was going to give me lopsided issues or decrease my supply in my right breast......... I've tried waiting for let down to slow down and then feed, or manually expressing before feeding to get her to not guzzle down, but none of that has worked and she'll still chug down her milk within minutes on that side. Should I not go back to my left side since she's only fed on it for a few minutes??

does this post even make sense?? :lostit: lol

Lanasmom 01-18-2011 07:04 PM

Re: I have a guzzler
It makes sense, and although I'm not that familiar with onesided feeding as I never produced enough from one side to satisfy either of my babies, I would say go back to the left breast and if she still acts hungry offer the right. Maybe someone else has better advice!

blessed22 01-18-2011 07:22 PM

Re: I have a guzzler
Thanks! :) She's very RARELY hungry for both breasts (if she is, she sure doesn't act like it with that precious milk coma/drunk face afterwards... lol)

blessed22 01-18-2011 09:31 PM

Re: I have a guzzler
I should add also that frequently she will refuse the left breast all together after her quick guzzling session, and because its RARELY ever emptied, I wonder if I should just keep going back to it until she's had a sufficient amount and can move on back to her favorite boob... :giggle2:

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