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When my ds was born 4 years ago, he quickly developed a preference for one side while breastfeeding. I am lopsided as a result, and the small side struggles to make much milk. I'm in the same boat again with my 3 week old dd. I heard that basil essential oil was very good at increasing supply, but I'm a complete neophyte when it comes to essential oils. I tried it yesterday, using 2 drops of the basil eo in 5 mL of sweet almond carrier oil, rubbed on the breast with a gauze pad. Thinking if I just use it on the small side, will that be enough to increase my milk production and even me out??
Any ideas? Advice? How long should I be using the eo?
This is one area about which I know very little (essential oils, that is). I hope that it helps you, though! I had a similar problem with my first. I offered that side more often than the other side for a while, and they evened out some, I think.