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January 2nd, 2013, 07:12 AM
melissalaw's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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does your baby prefer one breast over the other?

Jacob always seems to prefer the right breast to my left breast. I will put him on the left and he will nurse for just a little bit then pull off, then I will put him the right side and he will drink for awhile. I wonder if my left side just doesn't produce enough milk for him. I know when I pump I will usually get more from the right side but not that much more.

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January 2nd, 2013, 08:48 AM
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JR just likes to nurse- he doesn't care which side! But he sleeps better if he falls asleep on the right boob. I think that is because I'm left handed and need to use my left hand while he's asleep so if he falls asleep on that side there is more movement.

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January 2nd, 2013, 09:40 AM
CarolynBB's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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My left breast has a much faster flow, which Kira doesn't like. She prefers to start on the right side, which compounds the problem because then the left breast gets a big let down while she's nursing off the right.
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January 2nd, 2013, 10:17 AM
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Nick doesn't have a regular preference but sometimes I'll put him on one side and he'll yell at me until I switch sides. I think he remembers which side we should be on better than I do.
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January 2nd, 2013, 12:47 PM
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it changes with her mood. if she is sleepy versus hungry...? not sure what the big dif is.
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January 2nd, 2013, 02:17 PM
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Luke prefers my left because it produces more, comes out more quickly, etc. I know this because I always pump more on this side and its always noticeably fuller than my right.

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January 3rd, 2013, 12:48 AM
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He likes the right. Its a constant battle because he refuses the left. When I pump its a huge difference between the 2.

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January 4th, 2013, 09:44 AM
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Yep Liam is all about the left boob unless hes really hungry then it doesnt matter but if he just wants to nurse he will choose the left.

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January 4th, 2013, 11:06 AM
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Hadley doesn't care. If I want to fill her up quicker, I'll put her on the left side. That's my big one.

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