A common concern for new mothers is that they are not producing enough milk. Milk volume, whether high or low, can be assisted by regular feeding from both breasts every feed.
The production of milk volume depends entirely on knowing the detailed history of events and observing a full breastfeed.
Each mother and her baby are individual when assisting with decision making about milk volume.
It is preferable that your baby feeds to satisfaction from both breasts each feed.
Feeding from both breasts also ensures that milk is flowing through both breasts regularly to maintain adequate volume and to reduce milk pooling in the ducts, breast engorgement and possible early mastitis.
This also reduces the possibility of low milk volume occurring at around 3 months as your hormones are being stimulated regularly, promoting milk production.
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