I can't imagine waking up in the night when not needed! i’ve always... Find advice, support, and good company (and some stuff just for fun). Archived discussions are usually a bit older and not as active as other community content. At first it can be uncomfortable but your body will regulate itself. My supply has been great and my body has just learned that's when I demand milk. Just a ton of leaking and 19 oz of milk in the morning pump! Archived discussions are usually a bit older and not as active as other community content. 8 Australian Breastfeeding Association [Internet]. I try to keep it closer to 4 hours max just to be safe and my supply has been fine. I recommend that you don’t go more than three hours during the day without nursing or pumping. In dire situations I have quickly used a … However during the first 4 months i religiously got up and pumped every 3 hours and up to 5 hours at night. I wouldn't allow it to go any longer than 4 hours between feedings in the day. Some nights she sleeps from 1 to 7 and i breastfeed her then or sometimes its 1 to 9 just depends. If you feel a message or content violates these standards and would like to request its removal please submit the following information and our moderating team will respond shortly. Hi, I have a 5 month old and have been breastfeeding exclusively, but lately I’ve had a dramatic decrease in the amount I’m able to pump. Are you sure you want to delete your discussion? They can cause nipple confusion -- and the time YOU are spending on the pump so you can sleep an extra hour at night can be better spend resting during the day. My baby still gets up once a night to nurse. reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts. I only pumped a handful of times to help with engorgement if it woke me up. :). Til i get her ready for bed. Avoid going longer than 5-6 hours without pumping during the first few months. Then i give the bottle. So, being the attentive mom I was I set an alarm exactly 5 hours from the time he woke up at night. And he'll then happily play for another half hour, making about 12 hours of no-eating. If she is sleeping through no need to pump. Hope this helps. If your baby is just a few weeks old, you may feel breastfeeding … How long can I go and keep my supply regular? There is no way I could go 8 or more hours due to the pain. Pregnant 6 times, I have only 1 child. She regularly has her first stretch at 6-7 hours. Most babies don't start sleeping through the night (6 to 8 hours) without waking until they are about 3 months old, or until they weigh 12 to 13 pounds. Sorensen, a pediatrician in Reno, Nevada, explains that by the time they're this age, most babies can sleep comfortably for at least six hours without waking up to eat. But they may not sleep more than 1 to 2 hours at a time. I usually nurse my LO between 9 and 10pm. I always worry about my supply too. What is the longest you ladies are going without BF or pumping? A baby adds a new wrinkle to the getting-ready-for-work routine. I’m a FTM who goes back to work in June (my LO will be 1 year), and I don’t really... BFing longer than 1 year - question for STMs. In my three pumps I get 10oz,4-6oz, and 4-6oz averaging 20-22 oz a day pumped plus nursing. Once you start pumping, it's important to know how to safely store your expressed milk. Are you sure you want to delete your comment? Most babies who are getting breast milk should not be fed infant formula in the first few days. I've gone 10-12 hours without and my supply adjusted accordingly (at first I'd be engorged) ...LO would sleep 9-6 but now he has been waking few times around 1 so I'll feed. Please whitelist our site to get all the best deals and offers from our partners. Let ur baby do the demanding. This action cannot be undone. Breastfeeding: A guide for the medical profession; 2011. I don't even go 8 hours without eating. When pumping during the night, milk yield tends to be better if you pump when you naturally wake (to go to the bathroom or because your breasts are uncomfortably full) than if you set an alarm to wake for pumping. A young baby whose diet consists solely of milk is likely to lose interest in nursing when your supply drops drastically, as it is certain to do if you go an 8 or 9 hour stretch without emptying your breasts. I'm pumping during the day 3x and nurse before bed and in the night. I am still waking every 3 hours to pump and am tired of being so tired during the day. What to Expect has thousands of open discussions happening each day. My LO is 4.5 month sleeps about 10-11 hours at night. 9 Jacobs A et al. The views expressed in community are solely the opinions of participants, and do not reflect those of What to Expect. Many moms feel guilty for nursing their baby to sleep. Follow Your Baby's Cues to Start a Nursing-Free Nap Routine. Feeding frequently in the early days and weeks helps make sure you have a good milk supply. However, breast milk alone is not enough to meet your baby's nutritional needs beyond 6 months of age. A breast fed baby should be nursing every 1-3 hours. My lo is 5.5 months old. My baby is 5 months old. If you feel a message or content violates these standards and would like to request its removal please submit the following information and our moderating team will respond shortly. What is the longest stretch you can go at night without nursing or pumping without risking your supply? It's long,  please bear with me. The educational health content on What To Expect is reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts to be up-to-date and in line with the latest evidence-based medical information and accepted health guidelines, including the medically reviewed What to Expect books by Heidi Murkoff. I mean that in the nicest way as I get tired just from the 1 (sometimes two) motn sessions. Don’t allow more than one five-hour period to pass without pumping during your baby’s first two weeks of life. It depends if you want to build a stash or not...if you don't need to, I'd enjoy the sleep and let your body adjust! Most babies who are exclusively breastfeeding drink 25-35 ounces of milk per day. Of course lo is an early riser and likes to start her day at 6 am. This educational content is not medical or diagnostic advice. This action cannot be undone. I pump before bed as a routine, but I never knew anyone to wake up to pump, etc. On the days I’m home she nurses every 2 hours. It's beneficial for both you and your baby to continue breastfeeding between 8 and 12 months. I go back to work this coming week and am wondering what advise you mama’s have. About 10 when I want to go to bed I grab him and nurse him. Please whitelist our site to get all the best deals and offers from our partners. I've heard my body will adjust (demand = supply) and that I may start to dry up. If you are able to store 6 or more ounces in your “measuring cups,” then you can probably go 6-8 hours without affecting your milk supply. Most 2 year-olds will sleep for 11 to 12 hours at night, with 1 or 2 naps in the daytime. My child ate at 6:00 p.m., fell asleep at 8:00 p.m. (within the 2 hour period) and then woke at 2:00a.m. Another option is a hand pump. Your body will regulate milk production to match lo's routine. If you're not giving the milk you're pumping I'd definitely stop waking up at night to pump if baby is sleeping. I pump at 8,12,4, nurse at 10&5. she took fairly well to it, and i’ve been offering it to her with meals, or sometimes before naps (maybe about 2-3oz at a time).i’ve decided that i want to start weaning. The longest I have gone without pumping is about 6 hours at night. It's very normal and developmentally appropriate for babies to nurse to sleep and to wake 1-3 times during the night for the first year or so. You need to wake her up and feed her she is not getting the nutrition she needs. As your child grows, they will need to eat a complete diet that includes healthy snacks and … I really want to sleep at night and LO sleep s 7-8 hours and is 2 months old. Consider these do's and don'ts for breast milk storage. Shared custody and breastfeeding is possible. At work, I pump 3 times and pump between 15-20 oz. Newborn babies should breastfeed 8–12 times per day for about the first month. My LC told me to try not to go longer than 3 hours. Are you sure you want to delete your discussion? My dd started sleeping 5 hrs at 1 month increase to 12 hrs by around 3/4 months then a month later had a sleep regression and wants more milk or because of a growth spurt. Newborns have tiny tummies and so need to feed frequently. I go between 9-12 hours without nursing or pumping every night. We respect everyone’s right to express their thoughts and opinions as long as they remain respectful of other community members, and meet What to Expect’s Terms of Use. I pump before I go to bed around 9-10 pm and then get up once a night around 2am to pump. Then I feed her at 6 before I leave for work at 6:45. I've been doing this for 2 weeks and my supply is great. I exclusively pump and have gone 10 hours during the night between pumping sessions. Make your morning getaway easier. I am still waking every 3 hours to pump and am tired of being so tired during the day. Learn more about. We keep them up because there are a ton of great conversations here and we believe you deserve to see them all. Most nights he doesn't even wake but I get to go to bed and sleep longer without getting uncomfortable. Assess your breastfeeding status. 1 0. I don't do it. Learn more about. This educational content is not medical or diagnostic advice. Use of this site is subject to our terms of use and privacy policy. Good routines take time to establish, and it pays to start soon, when baby is as young as 12 to 14 weeks. Baby’s 12th week Most children aged 3 or 4 will need about 12 hours sleep, but this can range from 8 hours … Most babies this age sleep "through the night," meaning 6 to 8 hours … Focus on the total number of pumpings each day (8-10 times per 24 hours) rather than the time between pumpings (every 2-3 hours). Now he goes nearly 12 hours. You can certainly take advantage and pump for your stash, but it's not necessary for your supply. My baby is 5 months old. Ok, so I'm pretty sure I had my first clogged duct this morning. Nursing your baby to sleep is not a bad thing to do! Read on for tips on how to make it work for you and your baby. I exclusively pump and have gone 10 hours during the night between pumping sessions. I've started to dream feed my baby. Feeding cues; 2017 Sep [cited 2018 Feb]. We work hard to share our most timely and active conversations with you. Breastfeeding: On demand, every 2 to 4 hours, or 7 to 12 times a day Exclusive pumping: 15 to 20 minutes per breast, or 2 to 5 minutes after breast is empty, 8 to 10 times a day (avoid going longer than 5 to 6 hours without pumping) Formula: 120 to 180 mL (4 to 6 oz) per feeding, about 6 to 8 times a day. It's different if you exclusively pump to if you breastfeed. Susan E.C. If you're breast-feeding and going back to work or looking for more flexibility, you're probably considering using a breast pump. My LC said 4-5 hours max. Even if your baby is eating from a bottle, your body doesn’t know that. There’s more stuff to manage, and more potential interruptions. I really want to sleep at night and LO sleep s 7-8 hours and is 2 months old. We work hard to share our most timely and active conversations with you. In addition, if you are breastfeeding, we have seen mom’s milk supply decrease rapidly and irrecoverably if she goes too long without feeding too soon. There is no need to wake up to pump. Generally, newborns sleep about 8 to 9 hours in the daytime and about 8 hours at night. S3-guidelines for the treatment of inflammatory breast disease during the lactation period. I try not to go longer than 4-4 1/2 hours. For example, the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine supplementation protocol (2017) reports that the average intakes of colostrum per feed by healthy, term breastfed is 2-10 mL on day 1, 5-15 mL on day 2, 15-30 mL on day 3 and 30-60 mL on day 4. At two weeks my pediatrician said I could let him go 5 hours if he wanted to. He'll go to sleep at 12:30 AM and wake up at 12 PM or later. We keep them up because there are a ton of great conversations here and we believe you deserve to see them all. However during the first 4 months i religiously got up and pumped every 3 hours and up to 5 hours at night. Breastfeeding counsellors have had extensive training, will listen without judging or criticising and will offer relevant information and suggestions. This discussion is archived and locked for posting. My history; - 2week miscarriage 2011- 4 week miscarriage 2015- Successful 36week  pregnancy, she's 4.5 years old. I plan to nurse my baby right before I leave and immediately when I get back, and also pump 2-3 times a week on days when I’m not working. I am in pain after 6 hours of not pumping/nursing. I generally trust that I can rely on him to tell me when he's hungry, but I was wondering if there's a limit to how long I can let him go without … This action cannot be undone. 2013;73(12):1202-1208. How long can I go and keep my supply regular? DD is 6 months and is EBF (just introduced solids a week ago). Making your Working and Breastfeeding Life Easier 8. Sleep requirements for 3 to 4 year-olds. I guess my question is, has anyone occasionally gone 8-9 hours without breastfeeding or pumping and not had a drop in their milk supply? Ditto pp re a battery pack for the pump. I normally feed my 9 week old at 10:30 then wake up to pump at 5:00 where I normally get anywhere from 6-10 oz depending. How’s it going? 1114 p. Just go with what your daughters asking for. My LO is sleeping until 6:30/7 and I would really like to sleep until then too but I'm afraid that's way too long! Overnight if she goes 5-6 hour without a feed that's okay, but you need to make sure you wake her up. I'm struggling after my recent Stillbirth last Monday. The breastfeeding class I went to said to feed at least every 3 hours so that is what I was going to do dangit! Anonymous. reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts. If exclusively pumping, I would continue getting up as the pump isn't as effective as a baby. Use of this site is subject to our terms of use and privacy policy. Breastfeeding is a natural thing to do, but it still comes with its fair share of questions. 10 Lawrence RA, Lawrence RM. Babies will sleep for around 12 to 15 hours in total after their first birthday. The views expressed in community are solely the opinions of participants, and do not reflect those of What to Expect. © 2020 Everyday Health, Inc. 1. Are you sure you want to delete your comment? Hi. This discussion is archived and locked for posting. Here's what you need to know about how often and how long to breastfeed your baby. I set my alarm for 2 am and then she'll wake up around 4:30-5am to nurse. In addition, research shows that successful lactation depends on 8 or more nursings in 24 hours, both day and night, throughout the first month; 1 by establishing this pattern during the first few days, you will get breastfeeding off to a good start. My 6 week old baby slept 8 hours last night,going 10 hours without eating is that okay? If you're breastfeeding, on demand, don't wake to pump, enjoy your sleep. I gave her the pacifier and she fell right back asleep until 3:50 a.m., without crying at all. ^^ sorry I should mention that it didn't affect my supply. This action cannot be undone. We strive to provide you with a high quality community experience. The average baby will eat every 2-3 hours. Call her doctor and get her weighed. 1. We strive to provide you with a high quality community experience. You have to pump to tell your body, “Yes! There were a few mornings when I had to hand express to soften my breasts so he could latch but things regulated quickly. The answer depends on the baby’s individual temperament, as well as his age. We respect everyone’s right to express their thoughts and opinions as long as they remain respectful of other community members, and meet What to Expect’s Terms of Use. Some babies don't do this, but they are the exception, not the rule. At 3 months, a baby averages a total of 5 hours of sleep during daytime naps and 10 hours at night, usually with an interruption or two. Here are some tips to help get you to the job on time. And if the baby gets a bottle instead of nursing, it’s important to pump around the same time. This is a long post, I’m just getting nervous about leaving my babe and I’ve been crying everyday just the thought of him not being about to nurse for comfort when... Find advice, support, and good company (and some stuff just for fun). What is the longest you ladies are going without BF or pumping? I am currently going about 6 hours at night and waking up at 4am to pump. 10 Things Never to Say to a Mom With a New Baby. © 2020 Everyday Health, Inc. I agree with other PP. Create an account or log in to participate. 8 hours is just way too long. Create an account or log in to participate. 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