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June 4th, 2013, 10:44 AM
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Okay, silly question for you breastfeeding mamas - does your baby prefer one breast over the other?

With my last one, it was my right, but with Xavier, it's definitely my left. I don't know if it has to do with how I hold him on one side versus the other, but when he gets overtired, it's tough to get him to latch on the right side.
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June 4th, 2013, 10:46 AM
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Right!

She'll take either most of the time now, but early on she had more trouble on the left. I had to use the football hold on that side. And every once in a while she will still have trouble.
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June 4th, 2013, 10:46 AM
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YES! With all three kids it is the left. Not sure what's wrong with my right ; )
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June 4th, 2013, 10:51 AM
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Darion Prefers the left because it gives up the milk easier. Even when I am pumping it is the first to start really flowing with milk.
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June 4th, 2013, 11:15 AM
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No preference for L but my left produces much more milk usually.
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June 4th, 2013, 11:32 AM
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She much prefers the right. At first it would take me forever to get her to latch the left and then she would only stay on for about a min(maybe). She is better about it now but if she is over tired or too cranky she still wont take it.
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June 4th, 2013, 11:35 AM
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she used to prefer L but now it seems like she prefers R
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June 4th, 2013, 01:32 PM
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I am not nursing

But my left side has way more milk production that my right ... I can usually get about 4-5oz out of my left side and only about 3 out of my right (if I'm lucky)
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June 4th, 2013, 03:19 PM
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Ingrid latches better on the right and it seems to do double the production level- maybe because she has a better latch there!
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June 4th, 2013, 03:43 PM
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Mine prefers the right side because my left side is like drinking from a firehose (I imagine). My left produces a ton with an over active letdown so she has to really gulp on that side. I think the right side is more relaxing for both of us.
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