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Old 04-04-2013, 08:56 PM   #1
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Breast feeding at night while bed sharing

So, baby always sleeps on the same side of me. So I most often feed her with my right boob at night. Occasionally I try to lean over her to use the other side, and a few times I switch sides of the bed. But alas, I always end up back on the right side, so at night this side gets so full while the left just doesn't produce much at all at night anymore. Its not a supply problem, just funny that I wake up with one floppy and one full in the middle of the night! It's like my left side gets to sleep at night, right side is on night time patrol. Does this happen to anyone else?

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Old 04-04-2013, 09:13 PM   #2
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Yes it does lol. Mine are floppy enough it doesn't take much leaning to get the left side over there though lol
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:43 PM   #3
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Yep. They'll adjust. I feed mostly on one side at night, so the other side stays pretty empty until morning. But then that side is in charge of the morning feeding so I start off the day with them pretty equal.
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Re: Breast feeding at night while bed sharing

Yep, used to happen to me all the time! I'm not comfortable sleeping the whole night on one side any more though so I usually end up turning over to relieve the other side. lol
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:56 AM   #5
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Yup! I "trained" my boobs by doing this. Lol my dd would nurse on the left side to fall asleep, nurse on the right all night, and then the left was all full for her morning breakfast nursing. Shes 20 months now and doesnt nurse as much but its the same routine.
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Same here! I pump in the mornings though, and usually I get way more milk from my left instead of my right because of the non stop right side nursing.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:01 PM   #7
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Re: Breast feeding at night while bed sharing

Yeh my right boob is the one I feed with at night. It's not too bad b/c DD usually only wakes once during the night now. But the past couple of night the left one has had a letdown and so I get a nice stream down my chest from it... Once hubby leaves in the morning for work I switch her to the middle of the bed and let her munch on the left
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Re: Breast feeding at night while bed sharing

My LO used to nurse only on one side, now he does both sides. I find myself turning over more now that he is going through a 12 month growth spurt. HE is on a boob all day and night now. He is not happy unless the boobies are out and about 24/7.
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Re: Breast feeding at night while bed sharing

I don't like putting LO in between my DH and I because he moves a lot at night. To prevent my LO just nursing on the left, I just flip so my head is where my feet were & visa versa. This way LO is not in between us, but I don't have to just feed on the left all night. My left already produces more than the right. Can't imagine what it would be like if I just nursed the left all night.
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Re: Breast feeding at night while bed sharing

I roll back and forth with baby but prefer sleeping on my left side so I usually wake with a full right boob. I just make baby use that one for her first morning feeding.
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