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September 4th, 2008, 03:20 PM
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I dont know what to do, i might have to stop BFing.....Ive never had this problem. My right boob has always been the bad one. Doesnt produce enough milk, cant pump on it, always hurts, etc....well the last 2 days she hates my rt boob and wont latch on to it...i use a sheild normaly and if she does take the right one it has to be without the sheild and she crys and flays around threw the whole feeding. I used to be able to squezze my nipple and the milk would come up but not the last 2 days. Did my boob dry up, is that possiable? i dont know if i should try half formula and half breast milk, i dont know what to do
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September 4th, 2008, 07:18 PM
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A nipple shield can reduce the amount of milk that your baby is getting, so that could be a problem. It's possible she is ready to start nursing without the shield, because she's noticed she has to work harder to get when she needs from it. Have you tried weaning her from the shield yet, on both sides?
It's not likely that you dried up so quickly, as long as you are pumping or nursing on that side regularly. Many women notice that one breast produce more or less than the other though. Some women even end up nursing on just one side, because thier baby prefers it and refuses to nurse on the other.
Does she take a bottle and how often? What is your typical nursing/feeding schedule like with her?
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September 4th, 2008, 08:59 PM
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A nipple shield can reduce the amount of milk that your baby is getting, so that could be a problem. It's possible she is ready to start nursing without the shield, because she's noticed she has to work harder to get when she needs from it. Have you tried weaning her from the shield yet, on both sides?
It's not likely that you dried up so quickly, as long as you are pumping or nursing on that side regularly. Many women notice that one breast produce more or less than the other though. Some women even end up nursing on just one side, because thier baby prefers it and refuses to nurse on the other.
Does she take a bottle and how often? What is your typical nursing/feeding schedule like with her?[/b]

I used to feed her every 1 1/2 for 30 mins and recently it's changed to every 2-3 for an hour. I was changeing boob's each time. She does take a bottle now if we go somewhere, but thats rare. I dont really make enough to even pump so I rarely have time to. I normaly just give her the boob. How do you just give her one boob? What If I feed her for an hour and 30 mins later she wants to go another hour? I dont think I'd have enough time for it to "fill" back up..... I have to use the sheild case my nipples are flat. Ive tryed getting her to nurse without it and she wont have it. At least from the good boob.
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