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I was just trying out my new/used pump, bit of background so bare with me. My right breast has always been the one that he gets more out of and gets bigger when not nursed as much. He ate off the left one 3 hours ago emptied it then finished off on the right, so he prob had half of the right. When I tried the pump, I tried the left and it took about 5 mins and barely anything came out, the I put it on the right and it took less time but it came out more, is this just because the left id less productive? TIA
 

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I do! *waves* <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I do think it's normal. I'm not sure if one side actually produces more than the other, or that one side pumps better or flows faster than the other side. But yes, asymetrical output is very normal.
 

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Well, I don't know about all Mamas, but many Mamas I know have one side that is preferred - I do. The left side has a larger nipple and a better flow - I wouldn't be surprised if it also had a higher production as well.
 

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I do to!! It was strange when she was an infant because books that I read said "keep a pin on the side that you just feed so you know which one to use next time." Yeah right, all I had to do was feel the one that most produced to know which one was the one to use. Now that she's 10 months I actually only use one breast. The other kind of just "gave up!" Its crazy when I wear tight shirts because one boob is size B and the other is a D!!!!!! I look lopsided.
 

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Same here. I wished the left produced like the right.
 

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My right makes more - I think it was from co-sleeping and having the baby sleep on my right side. I was pretty engorged right at the beginning, so I didn't realize that I could sleep on my right side and nurse from either breast until much much later.<br><br>
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Another "rightie" here. Ever since my son was born, I've produced more and had an easier time with the right breast than with the left. It's not unusual, when I'm pumping, for the left side to produce only about half what I get from the right side.
 

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At different times either one might be the better producer. Depended upon which one was getting more use. At one point with DD, I had a dayside and a nightside, but made myself pay attention to even out usage.
 

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It's the right one for me too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I can get easily two or three times as much out of it, pumping, as I can from the left. Sometimes I can't get <i>anything</i> from the left, but still plenty from the right.
 

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According to DD, I have a big breast and a little breast, but if anything the "big" breast is actually somewhat <i>smaller</i> than the little one in reality.
 

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Yep, it's something you don't really notice until you're breastfeeding, but no one is really 100% symmetrical. When you start lactating if there are more milk ducts on one side then it will really stand out, but for most people it's just a fairly subtle difference.
 

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I'm left produces more. I think because I nurse her on that side a lot so I have my right hand free.
 

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My right produces way more, I think because I was hospitalized after the birth and had a pile of IVs stuck in my left arm so it was difficult to nurse DD on that side for a few days. I got mastitis in my left breast at 3 1/2 mo though and started pumping that side a LOT and now it gets engorged faster, although I still think there is less milk there. Slower flow, at any rate. I don't look lopsided at all, but my boobs were really big to start with.
 

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<div style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:large;">Left boobied here! I'm nursing twins, and I make a lot more on my left than I do on my right..Same thing happened with my first DD too.</span><br></div>
 

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Yes me too!! I call the left the snack station and the right the complete dining experience <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My left side has always produced more. My right breast has been bigger since puberty, and while nursing an infant I managed to "even them out." Then while nursing a toddler, my right breast was bigger and my left still produced more. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> Now neither produces milk and righty is still bigger.
 

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my left boob makes more also. and it can't have anything to do with environmental factors b/c I've EP'ed since day 1 and both boobs have had the exact same "life" lol
 

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From everything I have read this is perfectly normal. One usually produces more (and tastes better supposedly, so the babe prefers that one, which leads to them nursing more on that side which leads to that side producing more milk). I noticed that my left produces more than my right, and yeah, I think it is a little bit bigger.
 
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