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Night feeding help?

Posted by on Aug. 16, 2011 at 1:52 PM
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Allie wakes up probably once or twice in the middle of the night to nurse still and I don't have a problem with that but for some reason my milk is not letting down or taking forever to let down in the middle of the night and I don't understand why. I have never given her a bottle in the middle of the night, at least not since she was a newborn, we cosleep and I nurse her whenever she wakes up but I've been dreading nighttime lately cause she gets pissed when my milk won't let down and screams, I try switching sides until I let down and sometimes it takes like 5 minutes or more of switching sides and her screaming before it happens, sometimes she eventually just goes to sleep with the pacifier after a while and never eats. I don't have this problem at all during the day, only in the middle of the night and I don't understand!
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by on Aug. 16, 2011 at 1:52 PM
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Mom_to_Skyler
by on Aug. 16, 2011 at 2:02 PM

Do you wait until she's wide awake?  Stress will make it harder for your milk to let down. 

If she's only nursing a couple of times a night, I would nurse as soon as she stirs.  You will be sleepy (relaxed) and she won't be awake enough to be angry.

Good luck!

pwebster12
by on Aug. 16, 2011 at 6:34 PM
Bump?
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PEEK05
by on Aug. 16, 2011 at 9:35 PM


Quoting pwebster12:

Bump?



MomNtheRes
by on Aug. 16, 2011 at 9:37 PM
Try upping your water intake through out the day. Anxiety will make it harder to let down, so like pp said try and relax.
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LaylasMaMa06
by on Aug. 16, 2011 at 10:26 PM
Sounds like supply is low. Mine is low and that's what DS does. Do you notice it anyother time or just at night?
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gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Aug. 16, 2011 at 11:32 PM

Supply is normally lower at night. Make sure you're getting her as fast as possible; don't wait to see if she'll go back to sleep, much as you probably want to!

What you write is really quite normal.

flowersmama
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 6:50 PM

the best thing i can say other than relax is water water water! oh yeah and more water the more hydrated you are the better your supply will be

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