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Breastfeeding / Latching Question


I have a fast flow according to the lactation consultant that I went to. Since two weeks now my baby (11 weeks old) bites very hard on my right breast as soon as he latches on. He has always preferred the left breast but would never bite before. He does not bite the left breast but always the right one. I would appreciate any advice!.



From what you describe it does sound as if you have a fast flow or forceful letdown especially on the right side. Your little one most likely bites down to control the flow of milk so that it doesn’t fill his mouth too quickly. When feeding on the right side, you can try hand expressing for a minute or two prior to latching him on. This will allow the milk to start flowing at a regular pace, and he won’t get a big rush of milk from your let down reflex. You can also try laying on your back with baby on your chest, when you feed on that side. This allows gravity to help slow down the flow of milk.

Best of luck!

Molly Petersen, CLC

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Molly Petersen

Certified Lactation Counselor