Does anyone else's baby have a favourite boob?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Breastfeeding: Baby's favourite boob?
    Left : (5 votes)
    50 %
    Right : (2 votes)
    20 %
    Nope - Feeds equally on both : (2 votes)
    20 %
    Not breastfeeding : (1 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Since your breasts have different flow rates and engorgement, which is totally normal, it’s totally normal for babies to prefer one side over another. You have to be really careful that you don’t develop blocked ducts (which can turn into mastitis) so you should make sure you feel the breast carefully everyday for lumps and look at them for redness. There are lots of different techniques to get babies to feed on the breast that they don’t prefer – what worked for me was a quick switch once she got going, in the same position. Kellymom.com has tons of info on the one breast feeder, along with really useful info on how to treat blocked ducts if you have them. In my case, eventually she stopped preferring one over the other, but it took a couple weeks! 

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