Different Amounts

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-23-2007
Different Amounts
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Wed, 03-31-2010 - 10:09am

I BF my LO in the morning on one side. After we finish, I pump the other side and get about 5 oz. During the day, I pump both sides for 10-15 minutes, 3 times a day, every 3 hours. I get 4 oz on my right side and 2 oz on my left. I normally BF once or twice in the evening depending on when he got his bottle at daycare. He feeds for 10-15 minutes and then we switch sides. He is sleeping during the night.

What can I do to increase the BM on the left side? Thanks!

Jackie


mommy to ^i^ Meghan (8), Nathan (7) and

Jackie


mommy to ^i^ Meghan (8), Nathan (7) and  Erick (12-29-09)

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-27-2009
Wed, 03-31-2010 - 1:07pm

I don't have an answer for you but I just wanted to say I have noticed my right side produces less milk.

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Registered: 08-02-2006
Wed, 03-31-2010 - 2:41pm

Hello!!!

*SPENCER* happy Mami of two precious princesses! 

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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-23-2007
Wed, 03-31-2010 - 3:34pm

I am mainly a lurker. With my 1st son I was only able to BF for a limited amount; so I am getting my "experience" with my LO.

Yes, I am getting enough to cover his needs, plus I freeze the morning pumping. I just assumed that what I would be getting out of one breast would be similar to the other one. I thought a 2 ounce difference was quite a bit.

thanks! I appreciate the help.

Jackie


mommy to ^i^ Meghan (8), Nathan (7) and

Jackie


mommy to ^i^ Meghan (8), Nathan (7) and  Erick (12-29-09)

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-02-2006
Wed, 03-31-2010 - 5:40pm
I would say that I had a 1-2 oz difference between right and left (right made more) most of the time too :)

*SPENCER* happy Mami of two precious princesses! 

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Registered: 04-21-2004
Thu, 04-01-2010 - 12:44am
Hi! I also have unequal production. When I pump, I get 1oz from my right and 3oz from my left. I agree that, as long as you're covering your baby's needs, you're fine!
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