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    Milk Supply not balanced

    I have been breastfeeding my 7 week old and I feel like I am doing a good job at making sure to use both breasts equally but no matter what I do, my right breast is always bigger and seems more full. It is even extremely noticeable. Any ideas?

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    klokimosh,

    First off, congratulations on breastfeeding your daughter for 7 weeks.

    It is normal to have differing production levels between breasts. If it's not causing lopsidedness, it's not a problem. But if it is, you can fix it by increasing stimulation and milk removal for the underachieving breast and decreasing stimulation and milk removal from the overachiever. You can begin all or most feedings on the small side, and if you want you can pump that side in addition to nursing. If the fuller breast becomes unbearably full you can express just enough milk to restore comfort.(manual expression or pumping) That will allow your supply to decrease, albeit a little slower than if you just put up with the fullness.

    Hope this helps,

    Blessings

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    Thanks for the information, I'll try that!

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