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One boob or Two

TAMSTAMS
posted 9 years 10 months ago
since I started i have been giving cssie both boobs at feed time which usually lasts an hour and half. She is putting on 8oz a week which the health visitor is happy with. The boob dilemma has come up since meeting up with some friends who say they only feed off one boob at a time. Just feel confused Monkey as i was feeling that everything was going well in that way.


AlexAlex Moderator
posted 9 years 10 months ago
the 'new' method is feed on one side only and the next feed time use the other side. My mum and many of her pals used the 20minutes each side and I know my friend used this method and found it sooo much better because she had trouble remembering what side she had used last

hapydazyhapydazy Moderator
posted 9 years 10 months ago
I used both boobs... I think I would have walked around totally lopsided otherwise!

Good luck with it, how's everything with the new baby? hopefully you are happy and healthy!

mummyheathmummyheath
posted 9 years 10 months ago
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i used both hun as one wasnt enough. just do whatever you feel is right if both boobs is satisfying bubs then keep it up if your HV isnt bothered than neither should you be hun. keep up the good work xx Thumbs Up

MummyBMummyB
posted 9 years 10 months ago
I unfortunatley didn't breastfeed (would have loved too) but i would say if you LO is gaining weight nicely and your happy then stick to what your doing hun. Sound like you doing a great job. Thumbs Up Hug

soupsoup
posted 9 years 10 months ago

hapydazy said:
I used both boobs... I think I would have walked around totally lopsided otherwise!


ROFL W00t!

I think you have found something that is working amazingly well for you and you should stick to it like glue


if it aint broke .........

bridbrid
posted 9 years 10 months ago
I also used both sides as one wasn't enough for either of my daughters, and as others have said if it is working for you I would carry on.

I know people who have used the one side method, and then have had to put a safety pin in their bra strap so they can remember which side they feed LO from last. Very Happy

soupsoup
posted 9 years 10 months ago
thats a good tip Thumbs Up

GTTkelGTTkel
posted 9 years 10 months ago
Whatever you and your baby are happy with is best, your body will adapt to the demands you give it so stick with what you know

kristagkristag
posted 9 years 10 months ago
Jas was premature so wouldn't take to the breast so I expressed for 3 months and always did both sides. I found that as soon as I started one, the other leaked like heck anyway so it was easier to get them both sorted per sitting Thumbs Up

TAMSTAMS
posted 9 years 10 months ago
Thanks people it is just reassuring that if what feels right for us is the right thing to do. Just get fed up with so much stuff being contradicted everywhere.

AngelinaAngelina
posted 9 years 9 months ago
I just do one side at a time as I heard starting on the second one waters the first one down as baby then returns to foremilk.

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