It's very normal for one side to produce more than the other. and this side may be a higher producer for you - which means it will also need to be drained more to remain comfortable. Over time this is going to balance out - right now we need to reduce the pain and deal with the plugged duct. The rule with a plugged duct is to nurse nurse nurse and massage (deeply) the lumpy area. It also helps to nurse that side first as the babies suck is stronger at the begining of a feeding. It can also help to position the baby so that his chin points at the lump. Breast massage during nursing (working down and out) is also good. Hot compresses can help and so can hand expression in the shower or into a bowel of warm water. Right now you need to focus on draining the breast. Don't neglect the other side though or you may find the same thing happens on the other side. Now is not the time to worry about a forceful letdown (frankly changing positions is great to help with swallowing air and spurttering....but babies grow into the fast milk supply) and YES some babies DO become accostomed to it and get lazy when the flow slows down. You just have to work them through it - it's temporary
Ok, I've been doing research and it sounds like a plugged duct... it is painful during let down and feels better after nursing... so what can I do??? Should I just nurse on my right side. I was told to avoid nursing baby during let-down for a few days as I have a forceful let-down and he was choking, getting fussy at the breast and then not wanting to suck when the flow wasn't coming as easily and was still fussy at the breast... do you think from him getting, for lack of a better word, lazy at the breast from the easy flow of the let-down made him not suck enough of the hindmilk out and now it's plugged??? TIA ladies!