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Old 07-14-2011, 12:49 PM   #11
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Same here. My right produces WAY more than my left. When my right is at 5 ounces, my left is only at 2...if that!

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Old 07-14-2011, 01:07 PM   #12
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Me too! When I was pumping at work I'd often get 3-5 oz from the left side and 1-2 from the right. Fortunately for me this milk-production difference is not visible...
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:09 PM   #13
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What side does baby ( and u prefer) the side we tend to " lead" with , subconsciously often produces more. Pumping just 4 ounces after not nursing for 4 hours is right on target. You got some bonus milk
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:19 PM   #14
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I found that one side does not let down as much milk just with pumping but if I am holding DD or get her to nurse to start it that I can get almost equal from the "weaker" side. Weird I know but it works for me.
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:15 PM   #15
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Yeah, not sure if you can, but when I get lopsided like that, I just keep nursing/pumping on the less-producing side until it catches up... Annoying, but eventually it does, even if it's days or a week later.

What's annoying is I always leak, with every let down, and my right side still sprays like a mini-fire hose, even after six months.. *shakes head*
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I still leak and spray after 9 months from my strong boob and I still leak when I get let down from my little boob whenever Im nursing on the other one. Since Im right handed, i held dd in the nicu on my right and either she preferred it, or I did because Im right handed so idk but it produced more milk right from the beginning because of that. WHen I was away from dd (very very rare), I could skip 3 pump sessions/feedings on my small boob and be lekaing and engorged with my strong boob. I could pump 3.5-4 oz EASY in 5 minutes tops but would get 1-1.5oz if I pumped an extra 15-20 min solely on the small boob. I would pump with 2 manual pumps or 2 electric pumps but there was always a noticeable difference if I pumped at the same time. The strong boob can spray while the other one only leaks and when pumping its like 4 ducts getting milk out vs 40 on the other one. I am definitely lopsided
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