Pumping has made one of my breasts and nipple to be larger than the other. Pumping BreastMilk Tips

A lot of women have questions while they’re nursing or pumping about the size of their breasts and how it relates
to milk production
It’s actually very normal for women whether breastfeeding or not to have lopsided breasts
One may be smaller and the other one might be bigger and that’s completely normal and that can alsoapply to breastfeeding
The smaller breast isn’t necessarily under producing it may be possible for production to beĀ  a little bit lopsided
There factors that can go into that , like how well the baby’s nursing on one side or the other
Sometimes they’re just more comfortable nursing on one side and they latch better and that means that they empty
the breast more efficiently
So it’s a better producer or if you’re pumping sometimes the size of the flange that you’re using or the way it’s being
positioned on the breast will affect the pumps ability to effectively empty the breast
Which can ultimately affect milk supply if you think these things might be issues for you

Tips for Breastfeeding Your Baby

First of all if you’re nursing most regularly start your baby off on the under producing side more regularly during the day for a few days
See if that makes a difference a baby will usually empty the side that they start on more efficiently
Just because then we’re hungry and they may be a little more sluggish to empty the other breast and it may be left a little bit full if the baby got a lot on the first side
So start on that side for a few times during the day for a few days to see if it makes a difference
After that be sure you’re vigilant about alternating the side that you start on
So both get an equal opportunity to be the the main producer for four feedings throughout the day

Tips for Pumping Breast Milk

If you’re pumping again make sure you’re examining the size of the flange that you’re using and the position on the breast
Ultimately if this may be a problem for you I suggest talking with a lactation specialist they can actually work with
you one
On one watch you pump see the size of flanger using how it’s being positioned and determine if those might be factors that are affecting milk supply
They can help you get the right size of flange and position it appropriately so that this can be successful for you
More importantly than the size of your breasts or the number of ounces you’re pumping are the signs that whatever you’re making is enough for your baby
So watch the number of wet diapers your baby has be having about six wet diapers a day they’re having regular bowel movements and gaining the appropriate amount of weight as determined by the pediatrician
If you’re concerned about any of these things talk with your pediatrician and based on their knowledge of your
circumstances and ability to ask more specific questions
They can give you tailored information and advice

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