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Is this normal ? Emily Lpn Due September 12 (boy); 1 child; USA 23 posts
27th Apr '13

I partially pumped/breast fed my daughter for six month, during which time it was always easier to feed from my right breast, so it produced more due to more stimulation. The left breast had always produced significantly less. Now, from very early on in this pregnancy, I have been able to squeeze a drop or two of colostrum from my right nipple but not my left. Has this happened to anyone else?? Should I be concerned?

Elena Gilbert 4 kids; La Center, KY, United States 2730 posts
27th Apr '13

I can still do that and my youngest is 3.. i dont know why it never completely dried up. (i didnt BF). my dr told sometimes it happens.

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
27th Apr '13

my niece done that. Her milk came in really good after her 2nd was born and she pumped/fed off of the side that didn't produce as much first then the other to get the baby full. It really helped increase her production until she could pump about the same amount from both sides.

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6760 posts
27th Apr '13

From my own experience, there always seems to be one b**b that is better at the job than the other. I think it's pretty normal. I've read about other people talking about it too. As far as milk drying up, it's been a long time since I've breastfed and i can still get quite a bit of milk out if i want to. I've breastfed 3 kids though and I'm not sure my body will ever completely shut down at this point. Maybe when i hit menopause or something..