Help!

by Kelsi
(Milwaukee WI)

Help! My 10 week old only nurses for about 10 minutes each feeding which seems so sustain him (he eats every 2-3 hours) however when I pump my left breast is only producing foremilk! How can I fix this?

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Nov 06, 2014
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skip a feed on that side
by: Tracy

Block feeding will help you produce less milk on the breast that is producing more foremilk. It just seems like its "only" producing foremilk, but in actual fact, its just producing much more milk than the other breast...the hindmilk is still there. If it is bothering you, you can skip a feed on that side and just pump a little for comfort...this will tell your body to produce less milk on that specific side. You might need to do this more than once to rectify the issue.

Nov 06, 2014
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by: Kelsi

It doesn't bother me at all but will it effect him if he's not eating enough to get to the hind milk?

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any signs of foremilk/hindmilk imbalance
by: Tracy

Hi!

If your baby is happy and not showing signs of unusual cramps, irritability or watery foamy stools, then you don't need to worry.

If he is fine, it means that he is getting to the hindmilk. A breast pump cannot remove milk as sufficiently from the breasts as a baby can...so its not really a good indicator of this.

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by: Kelsi

Ah ok thank you!! That's very helpful, I'll stop worrying so much then:)

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;-)
by: Tracy

Hi Kelsi

I'm glad I could help!

Enjoy your little man.

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