Is it normal for the milk supply to go down at 4 weeks?
Yes. It's definitely not uncommon for this to happen and this is because during this time and right before this year and its transitional milk period, it starts with colostrum and goes to transitional milk and then to matured milk. It’s common for the milk to start regulating to what the baby needs at this time so you are going to notice a little change there but if you start breastfeeding on demand and increasing galactagogues then you should be able to get your supply up a little bit more then.
I don't know when to switch sides, good to get back milk but good to do both sides.
Yes, you’re absolutely correct where it's good to where they get the hind milk but it's also good when you breastfeed on both sides. You wanna empty one side completely before going to the next. You wanna pay attention to a couple different things:
Is there anything you can do to help a "slacker boob?" One side has always only produced 1-1.5 oz.
Yes, while you're breastfeeding on the good side, pump on the slacker side and then also after feeding on the slacker side you can pump afterwards so increasing your pumping sessions on that side should help.
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