breastfeeding: help!

so on day 3 n 4 (as suspected) both breasts swoll n continued to leak. i used warm wet towels n squeezed milk out until this passed. well just few hrs ago (wk old baby) the right one is the only one that returneed to this state? i alternate between feedings but does this mean im feeding to much on one (maybe by length of the time nursing on particular one) or something? if so which breast? Right is hard n leaking n other remains normal..

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    05/26/14
    Are you timing your feedings at all? Do you have a general idea of if you are feeding more frequently or longer on one side than the other?
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      05/26/14
      8Theresa Gould
      You know I was lopsided at times too mostly when I'd fall asleep in bed and baby would have an extended nursing session on one side. I cannot remember if or how I got them the same again. Sorry I'm not much help!
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      05/26/14
      It could be--feeding longer on one side than the other tells your body that baby needs that much milk on that side. I think that trying to keep even feedings on both sides will help--just keep alternating after a set amount of time.
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        05/26/14
        well you have to rotate between them the right one you need to either pump the milk out because its going to hurt when you have lots of milk in. and dont worry your baby he will get plenty of milk just breast feed him

        incase your breast begin leaking then pump the milk out they will cease and stop leaking good luck
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          05/26/14
          if you are having trouble latching on use a nipple shield they sell them at all walmart stores it works
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            05/26/14
            babies eat every 2 hours and poop alot too
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              05/26/14
              5Tabitha
              I have one that produces more, too. It does finally seem to be evening out at 3 1/2 mos pp. I put a towel under it to catch the milk, lately I've been putting a pump just to catch it to use on diaper rashes.. But anyway, I usually just soak it up. Your body will eventually even out. Eat lots of garlic to stave off mastitis. I do lots of garlic bread.
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              05/26/14
              Have you ever thought about using a milk-catching product to catch and store that extra milk? I've heard they can be helpful.
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              05/26/14
              5Tabitha
              No, if we need the extra for things such as diaper rash I just catch it with the hand pump. But we never use a bottle, so there's no need to keep extra usually.
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              05/26/14
              5Tabitha
              Oh yes! Breastmilk is good for so many things! Dry skin, colds in older kids, blocked tear duct, pink eye, ear infection. Stuffy nose, runny nose, sore nipples, dry and cracked nipples... Small scrapes, shaving cuts if you can talk hubby into it (lol).
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              05/27/14
              5Tabitha
              And coconut oil, too!
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              05/27/14
              5Tabitha
              oh yes! I'm still learning, but it seems I know more than most of my friends...minus my sister LOL, I learn from her.
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              05/27/14
              5Tabitha
              LOL Oh that would be awesome to have in the family. :)
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              05/28/14
              5Tabitha
              Been there. :) Make sure the latch is correct and try a different hold, too. If you are doing cross-cradle or cradle, do a football hold. It helped me a lot with my youngest, I forgot how hard newborns sucked.
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              05/29/14
              5Tabitha
              good! :) I had an all purpose nipple ointment with my middle two. helped a lot, but I don't remember the name of it.
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