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4 months since delivery ...i have low milk supply..while expressing milk i noticed that right breast has very less milk compared to left breast..want to know if its ok..and what is reason.. Also does breast pumping and milk expression improve milk supply. Also how does baby sucking help in increasing milk supply?
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Dr. Pritam Prakash Sulakhe
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yes its normal. have healthy food,increase water intake. baby sucking helps improving milk secretion through different mechanim. keep feeding for at least 2 more months exclusively then start weaning. all d best
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Ya,its common to have less milk secretion from rt. Side than left side, as people feed  baby more from left side. Pumping and expression does not improve milk secretion.its the sucking effect of babies which improve milk secretion.and take diet rich in calcium like milk and milk products.
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Dr. K.S. Ramya
Gynecologist/Obstetrician 12 yrs exp Chennai
Common complaint which is normal. Allow baby to take feed frequently. Good sleep, less stress and consuming plenty of fluids helps in milk secretion. Pumping milk will not increase milk secretion.
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Dr. Rita Bakshi
Gynecologist/Obstetrician 31 yrs exp Delhi
Hello, It is common to experience less milk production in the right breast since mothers feed from left breast more often. Pumping and milk expression won't make a difference. It's the ability of the baby to suck milk that may improve milk supply.
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