My Right Breast Wasn't Filling Up

Help!!! My Right Breast Wasn't Filling Up

by Brandy Vasquez

(Riverside, CA, USA)

My baby is 2 weeks old. He latched on perfectly and has been feeding great no problems...... until about 3/4 days ago I noticed my right breast wasn't filling up really anymore. I still have milk there, but I see a significance in breast size and fullness now. I'm switching off but stressing out at the same time. How can I get my milk supply back to that side again??

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Nov 30, 2009

by: Tracy

Hi Brandy

Congratulations on your effort this far!

Do not worry about your breast seeming as if it is empty, this is something that scares many moms in the beginning. What your body is doing now is getting accustomed to the needs of your baby.

What you need to do is calm down firstly, then you should feed baby on the breast that "seems empty" Feed baby until baby seems not to suck anymore or becomes full, then only offer the other one. This will make sure that your body tells your breast to produce more because your breast is being emptied.

Just continue to empty your breasts with every feeding. If baby doesn't drain both breasts, you can use a pump to drain them. This will keep your milk supply up.

Good luck! And don't stress too much, as stress can also decrease your milk supply.

Please let me know if I have answered your question and keep me up to date with how things are going. ;-)

Dec 02, 2009

by: Brandy Vasquez

Thank you for responding back, I'm trying not to stress and take one day at a time. Thank you for the great advice, and I will keep you updated.

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