Daily Health Tips: My Baby Prefers Nursing From One Side Only!


Q: Good evening ma’am, my baby doesn’t like taking my right side breast. Now one of my breasts is bigger. Can this cause me a problem in the future? And when is it good to take in after CS?

A: Hi dear, thanks for writing in.

There are several reasons why your baby may be ‘refusing’ the breast milk from one breast. They include:

Improper latching: If your baby is not latching on correctly to the second breast, then he/she is not getting enough breast milk. This may lead to a preference for the other breast. This may be due to differences with nipples or just positioning opf the baby.

Milk production tends to differ in both breasts and babies could prefer the the breast that produces the most or could very well like the side that produces less.

Ear infection could lead to baby preferring the breast that gives…

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