This is kind of a follow-up to a post I made yesterday. I'd been having really bad soreness in one breast, but thankfully that is gone.
HOWEVER, the breast that was sore is still producing significantly less milk than the other side. I find this odd because when I was actually BFing (not pumping), it was LO's favorite side. I EP now, except for once last night when I had LO nurse from the sore side in hopes it would help with the pain.
Example: Today, I consistently pumped 2oz from one side, and barely 1oz from the other. Is this normal? I'd like it to be even - I end up pumping longer so I can get enough for one feeding, but one side is doing all of the work. I massage before hand and during, but it doesn't seem to make a difference.
Should I do extra pumps just on the "lazy" side, or would that cause problems? I really don't want that awful breast pain to come back. I decided it must have been a plugged duct, so I expected that side to produce more once the pain went away.