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How can I express more milk from my right breast (I'm breastfeeding my 8-month-old)?

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How can I express more milk from my right breast (I'm breastfeeding my 8-month-old)?

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Sometimes one breast does end up producing more milk than the other, especially when your baby is learning to eat other foods and is cutting down on breast milk. I assume that you are expressing your breast milk for times you are away from your baby. You can build up the milk supply in the right breast by expressing for shorter, more frequent periods. Most mechanical pumps will empty a breast in 10 to 15 minutes, so longer periods of pumping are not helpful. When you are nursing your baby directly, try to start with the right breast, when your baby is the most hungry. Then move to the left breast.  
 
 
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