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Breastfeeding mum Abbie Herbert is in a pickle. Her baby prefers to feed on one breast. Bub is all about the right side. But it’s left Abbie with a rather tricky issue, and she’s asking other mums if it’s normal.

File this one under ‘things nobody tells you about breastfeeding’. Sometimes babies have a favourite boob. And when you’re just trying to get them to feed, you really don’t care if they’re obsessed with one side over the other. Until you realise that THIS can happen.

Abbie revealed on TikTok that it’s left her with a rather lopsided pair of breasts. And’s she’s kinda freaking out.

“Poot loves to breastfeed, but she’s very particular on what side she likes. She’s right side. So I said, ‘Girl, the right side’s yours. You stay on the right, you love it, it is yours!'”

“Well, someone forgot to remind me what would happen if you let your baby only feed on one boob.” Abbie then moves her hair to reveal a large left breast, and a smaller right one.

“This is hard as a rock. It’s not an implant, it’s just my boob and this one seems to be missing. Is this like normal? Will this ever go back? Can someone help?”

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The now viral clip has attracted supportive comments from other mums who have babies with a side preference.

“I’ve made it 16 months with only using my right for main course and left for snacks,” writes Alexandria Althoff. “I look crazy but it gets the job done. Welcome to the club!”

While TikToBeautyDoc offered the following advice: “Make sure you pump the side that she’s not nursing on, with similar regularity to her nursing.”

Does your baby prefer one side over the other when feeding?

  • I had never heard of this. I hope she can keep offering the other side and the baby ends up taking to it too.

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  • My little one prefers one side but definitely not to this extent. I can only imagine the pressure that side feels

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  • I had the same problem.It was hard.

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  • Oh my gosh I feel you!!!! This has happened with both my babies but opposite sides. I really tried to make sure I was staying even with my second child but it just seems to be impossible. My son loved the left and my daughter loved the right!!

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  • I did not have that problem as my daughter took both sides but if I were her I would pump the other side while baby feeds.

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  • I’ve had three babies and all three could only latch on the left side, and after a while with no pain for me. None of the professionals could understand it as there doesn’t appear to be a difference. Anyway a nipple shield made feeding on the right hand side a possibility. This mum can always pump the side her baby won’t feed from

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  • Mine didn’t have a side preference, but I have been left with 1 boob bigger then the other. Not as noticeable as thus lady, but still there. You might have to express from the other boob

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  • Mine seemed to prefer one side, but not to this extent!

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  • Mine fed from both sides but on the occasion when they wouldn’t take a particular side I would just use my manual pump and express the milk to feed bubs later.

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  • I would keep offering the other side.

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  • It’s not that good for you and she really should express from the other boob if her baby only feeds from one.

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  • All mine feed from both sides. If on the occasion they didn’t, I’d just express

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  • Very common

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  • I would say yes! Definitely normal… very common anyway

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  • You might find this a helpful read
    https://kellymom.com/bf/got-milk/lopsided/

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