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Old 02-17-2011, 01:37 PM   #1
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The past couple of days DD just plays on my right....She latches on, sucks a bit, pops off, swallows and gets sprayed, repeat. I know it's not an issue of milk, because she's swallowing, spraying, etc., nor does it seem to be boredom....she's playing with my clothes, etc. No problems with the other side. It's frustrating me enough that I want to jsut switch to the left, but then i'll lost the supply on my already lower producer...Any suggestions?

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Maybe your let down is too fast on that side? As long as she's not hurting you, I think you can let her do whatever she wants.
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My left side is my low producer, and my daughter will often pop off of it and try to get back on my right. I think it just doesn't spray AS MUCH as the right side, so it's sort of like if you have two cokes, one with a big straw and one with a coffee stirrer. It doesn't matter that the coke tastes the same or that each cup has the same amount - you're gonna prefer the one with the big straw.
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My left side is my low producer, and my daughter will often pop off of it and try to get back on my right. I think it just doesn't spray AS MUCH as the right side, so it's sort of like if you have two cokes, one with a big straw and one with a coffee stirrer. It doesn't matter that the coke tastes the same or that each cup has the same amount - you're gonna prefer the one with the big straw.
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The past couple of days DD just plays on my right....She latches on, sucks a bit, pops off, swallows and gets sprayed, repeat. I know it's not an issue of milk, because she's swallowing, spraying, etc., nor does it seem to be boredom....she's playing with my clothes, etc. No problems with the other side. It's frustrating me enough that I want to jsut switch to the left, but then i'll lost the supply on my already lower producer...Any suggestions?


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yeah, i'm with you a bit.

mama, sometimes babies just don't nurse on a side. your other side will compensate, so you'll be a little lopsided, but there's not much you can do to get her to nurse. just keep offering, and hey - let her pop on and off - at least there's some suckling, so it shouldn't hurt your supply too much. and like i said - your other side should compensate if that's the only side she nurses on. each boob is a supply and demand, not JUST the whole system. if she keeps nursing steady on the other side, you'll be fine.
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