My 11 week old has just started sleeping though 8pm-7am (with a dream feed from an expressed bottle at 10pm). So I am waking up at 7am with huge painful boobs- which I then express the side she doesn't feed from on her first feed to ease the pain and get rid of the lumps- I then give her half of this on the dream feed at 10 pm as she will only dream feed from an expressed bottle. What can I do to stop producing through the night? I'm in agony when I wake up- is it time to swich to formula? Cheers
mine was cheer! As SQ says your supply should sort itself out very soon - have a towel to lie on and a couple to swap during the night for the next few nights maybe. I have an almost 3 week old and the thought of a full night's sleep in 8 weeks is a very happy one
yes to cabbage leaves! Was told it had to be savoy cabbage, no idea if that's true but it did work. You wake up smelling like school dinners and with an interesting pattern on your boobs, but they aren't engorged
Yes they should settle down very soon If you are uncomfortable you can express off just enough to get them to change from rock hard Jordan boobs to still-huge-but-soft-and-snuggly boobs Don't express more than you need to make yourself comfortable though as this will send the message to make more milk which you don't want
My baby slept 10:30pm to 7 am (skipped her usual 4 am feed) but I was awake and in agony at 4am. So I got up and expressed enough milk to get comfortable again. Turned out to be 150ml. No wonder I was a little uncomfortable. Ho hum. At least I'm building up stores.