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Nighttime milk supply low

Posted by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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Hi everyone. My little guy is 11 weeks old. He nurses fine during the day but for his feeding before bed he has recently been fussy and squirmy at the breast especially for his feeding right before bed and been waking up at an earlier time at night because it seems that my supply is lower at this time. My supply seems fine especially in the morning. But at night, it seems there is not enough to satiate him. Is there anything I can do about this? Anyone else had this problem?

by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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gdiamante
by Gina on Dec. 18, 2012 at 12:11 PM

It's normal. Just put baby to breast; it's fine. Supply is naturally lowest at night and the best way to handle it is to put baby to breast and leave him there.

montessorimom77
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 12:37 PM

This is my third and I remember it has happened before with the other 2. I wasn't sure if this was normal or just happens to me. Thanks for the reply.

gdiamante
by Gina on Dec. 18, 2012 at 12:53 PM

It's normal. The words "satisfy" and "satiate" should never be used with infants; their job is to be neither.

aehanrahan
by Group Admin - Amy on Dec. 18, 2012 at 3:52 PM
What she said! ^^^
There is a great article on kellymom.com that explains this fussy evening cluster feeding.
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