so i just pumped for about 10 minutes. it had been a couple hours since babies last feeding. i got 3 oz out of the left and 1.5 oz out of the right. it's always like that. the left always produces more. why is that? and should i do something to increase supply in the right?
I have found that the breast I last used for nursing produces less when I pump.
In the mornings, if I nurse my daughter on the right before leaving for work, I will get six ounces from the left and about 3 ounces from the right. VERY lopsided. :)
Rest assured, though, that 1 to 2 ounces is the norm when pumping. You're doing just fine. To increase your supply, drink lots of water, eat oatmeal and take Fenugreek.
by nosborneAugust 3, 2009 at 10:29 AM
I've been pumping every workday for about the past 7 months, and I almost always pump 2x the amoount on my right side. You will always have 1 side that produces less (generally the one least perfered by baby). I did try to increase my left side a while back by pumping that side after DS nursed, but I never got it up much. I gave up since I was producing enough without having that side increased. It really was only because sometimes I was extremely lopsided.
Now I just wear padded bras and the padding mostly evens me out. LOL!!