Milk dried up on one side

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Registered: 07-27-2005
Milk dried up on one side
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Sun, 01-24-2010 - 8:12pm
I have searched the web and can't mind much advice so I thought I would ask here.

   

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Registered: 09-10-2009
Sun, 01-24-2010 - 8:32pm

Is there a reason you need it back on the left side? At 10 months, I'd just go with his preference and just nurse off the one side and not worry much about it. The one breast can absolutely produce enough milk for him.


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Registered: 01-12-2006
Sun, 01-24-2010 - 11:55pm

I agree w/ Dana ... unless you have a reason for wanting the milk back on the other side, you and he will be fine nursing only on the preferred side.

That being said, if you do want to relactate the other side, you might consider fenugreek and blessed thistle, oatmeal, etc. You may want to pump more than just 3-4X ... but even at 4 X / day, it will still take at least a week and maybe more before you really begin to see a difference. Make sure you pump for at least 15 minutes. And if baby is willing and is just wanting to comfort nurse, you can try to put him to the breast on that side, which will help as well.

Good luck.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-27-2005
Mon, 01-25-2010 - 1:02am
I guess I was just concerned that it would lead to the right drying up soon too.

   

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Registered: 04-13-2008
Mon, 01-25-2010 - 1:57am

To reassure you, my DS2 nursed from my left side only from the age of around 16 months until he weaned at 30 months.

Teresa

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Mon, 01-25-2010 - 6:32pm
I have dried up on the right side.

Sarah, mom to Alexis, Samantha and Kayleigh