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?