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Old 12-09-2007, 09:32 PM   #1
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One breast preferred

DD has a huge preference to my right side over my left and now she has me extreamly larger on the one side. It is very noticable when I wear anything snug or fitted.(most of my clothing is)

On top of that she is not nursing much and I am afraid my supply is very low...

She has been having a horroble time gaining weight and I am stressed about this.. I know to eat oatmeal to make supply better but what else can I do... I am just at loss and I really want to breastfeed her long term...

I just want to cry


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Old 12-09-2007, 10:00 PM   #2
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Re: One breast preferred

Mama. That's hard!!!

How old is your LO? My oldest ds would refuse one side regularly. I usually had to experiment with several different positions before he'd take that side again. And I'd always start out on that side each time we'd nurse. Sometimes he'd take it for a little while before insisting on making the switch to the preferred side.

You can do oatmeal, fenugreek, blessed thistle, or alfalfa among others. You could always pump on the smaller side and store the milk as well. There's an article at that may have something helpful for you

I hope you find something that works. Good luck!
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Old 12-10-2007, 10:40 PM   #3
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Re: One breast preferred

Ditto the above post.

I also want to throw out that with my niece, my SIL had crainosacral work done on her, and from then on she nursed from both sides efficiently. MIGHT be worth a try too.
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