1 boob pumping more than the other — The Bump
January 2015 Moms

1 boob pumping more than the other

My right boob pumps out anywhere from 1/2 to 1 oz more than my left. I'm worried my left may be drying up. Anyone else dealing with this? How do I get them equal again?

Re: 1 boob pumping more than the other

  • I have breastfed 3 kids and one side has always produced more than the other. I think it is pretty common for one side to produce more milk than the other side. If you are worried, you could power pump on that side or after a feeding just pump more on that side. If you are producing enough to feed your baby and continue to produce milk, I wouldn't be worried.
    BFP #1 7/1/2009 ~ EDD 3/9/2010 ~ Ella Adeline (7lbs 4 oz, 19.5 inches) 3/5/2010 csection (39w3d)
    BFP #2 7/13/2011 ~ EDD 3/16/2012 ~Aubree Olivia (9lbs 1oz, 21 inches) 3/15/2012 VBAC (39w6d)
    BFP #3 5/15/2014 ~ EDD 1/16/2015~Addison Isabelle (9lbs, 0oz, 21 inches) 1/25/2015 2VBAC (41w2d)
    BFP #4 7/20/2016 ~ EDD 3/25/2017 ~ Malachi Mathew (10lbs 0oz, 22 inches) 4/4/2017 emergency csection (41w3d)


    CheerGyrl18see8e
  • Sometimes my left boob pumps out 5 oz more than the right. I call it powerboob, though partly I think that the difference is exacerbated by the fact that my right nipple is much smaller than my left and the pump doesn't work as well on that side as a consequence.
    CheerGyrl18
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  • My left produces nearly double what my right produces. The right nipple is smaller, too. I use different size shields to accommodate. It's perfectly normal for them to be different.
    butchmumCheerGyrl18
  • I read somewhere that the right boob usually produces more than left. My right boob pumps a lot more than my left.
    CheerGyrl18
  • It's very normal both my sister and I are breastfeeding and our right boob always produces more than our left we call it the lazy boob lol nothing to worry about
    CheerGyrl18
  • Thanks everyone! I feel much better now.
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