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Ok so give me the info on hindmilk/foremilk and gassy newborns. I never have thought about it everytime but I'm willing to give it a shot. Is it best to "block" nurse to work on this issue and how do you "block" nurse. Does the one breast get so engorged it almost gets blocked then could lead to an infection? I've had mastitis before and I NEVER want to experiance that one again. Would love info. Thanks so much<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Nurse on one side for every feeding for up to 4 hours. Then switch to the other side for 4 hours. Lather, rinse, repeat. You shouldn't end up with mastitis as long as each side does get fully emptied a few times a day. It should take a few days to get your supply to where it needs to be. You may get quite uncomfortable, but you just have to hang in there and have the ice packs and ibuprophen ready. I KNOW how much mastitis sucks, I had it 3 times and NEVER want it the 4th.
 

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I wouldn't let one side get to the point of engorgement. IT's one of those things that is not scientific though--just try keeping to one side for a couple feeds, then switch. You will get a sense of what works for you in time.<br><br>
Good luck.
 
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