How Long Is Ok For Bbs Between Feeding Pumping

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Val - September 29

My 4 month old ds generally sleeps about 10 hours at night. (we're very lucky!) I usually get up to pump once during the night - otherwise my br___ts are huge, hard and slightly painful in the morning. But sometimes I don't get up. I'm wondering if it's bad to go that long without pumping/feeding - am I increasing my risk for mast_tis?

 

MNMOM - September 29

I think your body will adjust, I used to have the same problem, I would wake up with very sore and leaking b___sts but after a few weeks I just woke up very full and not leaking.

 

wailing - September 30

My ds is 15wks and also sleeps about 10hrs at nite (so lucky **fingers crossed**) I don't usually pump btwn and my supply has been okay. But, now that I'm going to start trying to store, and up my supply for pumping I'm going to pump once at nite. LIke MNMOM said, I believe ur body adjusts...its so amazing:-)

 

Val - September 30

thanks, ladies... I'm sort of torn about quitting the nighttime pumping to let my body adjust... I'm worried about my supply diminishing. Also, It's nice to be able to save the extra milk, especially because 4 days a week I'm working away from my ds for several hours, and I don't pump as much as he eats while I'm away. But sleep is nice too... sigh... all these decisions!

 

DB - September 30

That is how I stored up lots and lots of milk....if you choose not to pump your body will definitely adjust. I moved my early a.m. pumping to right before bed and that helped me some, but I wasn't getting as engorged as I used to in the beginning at that point anyways...

 

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