Are you feeling unbalanced?
Being a new mom can make you feel a little...unbalanced. You’re missing sleep. Your body is changing. There’s a tiny person who’s completely dependent on you. Your whole life has turned upside down.
It’s normal to feel a little disoriented, but these are all changes you knew to expect. Here’s one you may not have been warned about: your breasts could feel unbalanced, too.
Does your baby seem to prefer to nurse on one side over the other? Or maybe you can see that one side looks noticeably bigger. If this is happening to you, don’t worry! When you’re breastfeeding, it’s very common for one breast to produce more milk than the other. You may even notice a correlation with your preferred hand: if you’re right-handed, then your right breast is probably the one with super powers of high production.
Over time, your production will even out some, but it’s likely your super side will always produce more. However, your breasts should go back to being (mostly) balanced after your baby weans. In the meantime, it’s okay to nurse a little longer on the high production side (just don’t do it too much, since that will signal that side to produce even more!).
And we hope that knowing weird things are normal helps you worry a little less and enjoy breastfeeding a little more!
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