I have a 10 week old baby girl who is a very healthy weight and has started sleeping from her late feed at 11pm to around 6.30am. When I used to breastfeed her in the early hours of the morning she would take very little and I would then express the rest. If I am not feeding or expressing during these hours will my milk supply go down during the day?
Before if she slept longer than usual my breasts would really hurt and I had to pump. It is so nice to finally have a long stretch to sleep through, I really don’t want to have to wake up in the night to express!
Yes your supply will decrease and rightly so! This is how it works. Your DD doesn't need it at night now so it goes away for that period. You'll make more during the day than before if that's what she now needs. Your boobs mimic what your DD takes/wants so let your DD decide and don't artificially waste your time faffing around expressing for no good reason.
Wow it’s my first time posting on Mumsnet and such great responses!
That is good to hear that my body should adapt to this new cycle. Such a relief! I’m still going to try to express my leftover milk (if there is any!) after my day feeds so the hubby can give her the late evening feed by bottle- so helpful and freeing!
I had a similar situation, you will adapt but it might take ages, it did for me! I used to express before I went to sleep but my DS had his last feed at 7 so guess you might not need to, of you can try and reduce the amount you express gradually until you don't need to bother.