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Old 09-27-2009, 01:11 AM   #1
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Has this happened to anyone else? My left breast produces three times more milk than my right and is at LEAST a full cup size bigger. I have tried everything to even them out. Pumping, etc and nothing has worked. Any ideas on something I can do to up production on the other side? I am trying to save milk and it is hard because of this.


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Old 10-06-2009, 08:14 PM   #2
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I always get more milk from the left side when I pump, maybe 1/2 oz. more.

My breasts were visibly lopsided for awhile, but I was reading The Nursing Mother's Companion, and the author suggests starting every feeding on the smaller breast (rather than alternating breasts), which will hopefully stimulate the smaller breast to produce more milk and even out with the larger one. My breasts evened out a lot after about 3 days.

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Old 10-09-2009, 12:56 PM   #3
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hi mama, mine are super lopsided too. but the left one was bigger before i even got PG, so i figured it would give more milk. i agree with what PP said to begin each feeding on the smaller side. i eventually gave up and will just remain lopsided!
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Old 10-09-2009, 07:10 PM   #4
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Weird, I am heavier on the left as is completely normal....
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:08 PM   #5
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Yup. I get 2 1/2 oz. from the right and 1 1/2 from the left. The funny thing is it was the other side around when I nursed my ds. I may try feeding on the left at every feeding with dd for a little while to see if that helps. They don't look visibly different though.
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:17 PM   #6
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Yup, same here. This is my third lo and I was tandem nursing when it really became evident. The kids started to really favor the right one and I couldn't even pump from that left. I gave up on pumping- I wanted to save/store but it wouldn't come out. Only if I self expressed would it come out. Eventually I gave up on that breast- it can produce but the DD's were really favoring the other. I have now solely nursed from one breast for at least a year w/out any troubles. Believe me it's always full!!!! So, I think you can be able to store and pump from one breast but continue to try to stimulate the other often. Drinking "Mother's Milk" tea seems to help w/ production also.
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:45 PM   #7
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agreed...start on the less full side. I got mine to even out this way...they are almost equal.
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