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Old 02-06-2013, 09:20 PM   #1
sailalong
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Question Do you pump in the middle of the night?

So my LO is nearly 4wks old and has recently started sleeping up to 6h at night after cluster feeding every 45 min-hour for several hours before the long stretch. The issue with this is that I always seem to wake up engorged after ~3h. Should I be pumping to empty my breasts or just to relieve the engorgement? I'm trying to get my supply up so that I can build up a stash for when I go back to work. The past 2 nights I've tried pumping at 3am and am only getting ~ 3oz total from both breasts which doesn't seem like a lot. I'm worried that if I don't pump then my supply will get even lower? I know he's been getting enough milk over the past 2 weeks as he's gaining weight wonderfully, at his 3 weeks checkup he was over a pound heavier than his birth weight. I just worry that my milk supply won't keep up with his increasing demand over time.
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