Which breast to begin nursing from

* This article is an excerpt from the above Sefer

Which breast to begin nursing from:[1]

A nursing mother is to first begin nursing her son from her left breast. [This applies for both a woman who is right-handed or left-handed.[2] This adherence only applies to a male child, however, by a female child, a woman may choose to nurse first from any breast she chooses.[3]  This adherence applies to every male child that a woman has, and not just to her first child.[4]]


[1] Tzavaas Rebbe Yehuda Hachassid 69; Shemiras Hanefesh 17; Kaf Hachaim 116:149; Sefer Shemiras Haguf Vihanefesh [Lerner] 146:1-3

[2] Sefer Shemiras Haguf Vihanefesh [Lerner] 146:1

[3] Shivim Temarim 69; Ginzei Yosef 26:17

[4] Shivim Temarim 69

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