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Old 02-12-2011, 03:50 PM   #1
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I pretty sure I had mastitis a few weeks ago. It only lasted a day (bad fever, sore sore sore and then I slept all day). Since then DS seems to have a dislike for that breast and favours the other. He often refuses that side or is frustrated by it. Am I imagining this or is something off w. that breast?

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Old 02-12-2011, 06:22 PM   #2
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Did you nurse more on the other side due to tenderness during that time? That side might flow a little differently then the other side.
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:32 PM   #3
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I got mastitis while I was pumping. Even though I had tons of milk (I pumped up to 60 ounces sometimes) after the mastitis my output from the infected breast dropped drastically. I got most of it back, but it took a while. I agree with the other post that the flow is probably too slow.
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:52 PM   #4
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Sometimes my babies would try to favor one side but I would try discourage that by trying to trick them. While laying down I would keep the baby in the same position as when they had the favoured breast, and I would spin 180 degrees so that our faces faced eachothers' bellies, and offer the less favoured breast. Sorry if that is confusing. It seemed to work well. Good luck, keep offering, and if you have a pump, try keeping to pump that side if your LO refuses it.
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Sometimes my babies would try to favor one side but I would try discourage that by trying to trick them. While laying down I would keep the baby in the same position as when they had the favoured breast, and I would spin 180 degrees so that our faces faced eachothers' bellies, and offer the less favoured breast. Sorry if that is confusing. It seemed to work well. Good luck, keep offering, and if you have a pump, try keeping to pump that side if your LO refuses it.
I think I do something similar if it is a huge issue at any particular nursing. I nurse him on the "good" side and then ultimately move and nurse him in the football hold for the other side so that he is at the same angle the entire time. Seems to do the trick most of the time.
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:23 AM   #6
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Yep I am with the other mamas on the tricking thing. It has worked with two of our picky nursers so far. Just make the babe think he never had to change position
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