What’s wrong with putting the baby back on the same breast if it’s not empty?
Instead of following the baby’s hunger and full signs, some mothers return the baby to the same breast during a feed because they think the baby has to empty it or has not fed long enough or have concerns about the baby's stool. This is not good breastfeeding management. Babies are finished on one side once they are through the three stages of breastfeeding or within 20 minutes, whichever comes first. Returning the baby to the first breast can make the baby angry, because there is less milk available in that breast. If mothers only allow the baby one breast when the baby needs the second, each breast is used less frequently and can become painfully full by feeding time and result in a reduced milk supply over time and poor growth of the baby. It may also result in nipple pain, nipple damage, and an early return of periods.