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Please help!<br>
My 9 month old refuses to nurse on the right side. My breasts are different sizes now. What am I to do?<br>
Will this cause problems with mastitis etc?
 

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My 9 month old refuses to nurse on the right side. My breasts are different sizes now. What am I to do?<br>
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warrior mama,<br>
It could lead to mastitis. My best suggestion is that you offer the "rejected" side when he isn't hungry. If low supply is an issue he is less likely to get upset about a slow letdown or slow flow.<br><br>
The most efficient way to do this is by co-sleeping with DC on that side. Then he can "Nip and Nap" on that side all night which should help even out the supply.<br><br>
If it continues to be a problem there is a remote chance that there may be something wrong on that side. You may have a lump (benign or otherwise) which you should check for.<br><br>
It is possible to successfully nurse on one side but it is more difficult and more limiting.<br><br>
Good luck<br>
~Cath
 

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You might find this link to a similar thread helpful.<br>
~Cath<br><br>
MDC thread, Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy: Nursing 'strike' on one side only -17 month old, posted by Amers on 11/24/07<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=797503" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=797503</a>
 

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Maybe it hurts your dc to lay on that side. My friend is a chiropractor, so when my little one was doing that I had her adjusted and she was fine again. I would try the co-sleeping suggestion first. It's much easier. Good Luck!<br>
Sam
 
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