Milk Decreasing At Night

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wv_red - July 17

Hi ladies I posted this on the br___tfeeding forum but no response so I hope you all dont mind me posting it here.--- I need your help. My dd is 6 weeks old and prob weighs about 12 lbs now and we are having problems with the night feeding. It seems I have pretty good milk supply through the day, she empties both at a feeding, and eats about every hour to 2 hours. She will eat between 7 and 730 before we do bedtime routine and then at 9 - 930 when we go to do night feeding it just seems like I have nothing to feed her. She will eat for maybe 5 mins at the most and starts getting mad cause she isnt getting anything. I have been having to use pumped milk just so she can get her belly full. Ladies what can I do to help this situation???? I hate not being able to give her what she needs at night. Any suggestions? Thank you!

 

Crystal83 - July 17

She may be going through a growth spurt. I went through the same thing with my LO around 6 weeks old. I fed her at 9pm and then at 11 pm she would want more before going to bed for the night and it seemed like I had nothing to give, she would have to suck from both b___sts and there still wasn't enough. I did this for about a week and considered giving a bottle of formula to supplement, but after her little growth spurt she went back to feeding mormally and I all of a sudden had an overabundance of milk at that particular time of night! So I would suggest to just let her try and get what she can during that feed and try to let her wait it out a couple hours, if possible, until some milk starts to come back, and don't worry if all of a sudden you have way more milk than usual. Your body will respond to her increase in feeding and when the growth spurt is over your body will respond accordingly as well.

 

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