How long can I go and keep my supply regular? I recommend that you don’t go more than three hours during the day without nursing or pumping. Most babies who are getting breast milk should not be fed infant formula in the first few days. Archived discussions are usually a bit older and not as active as other community content. 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 LO is 4.5 month sleeps about 10-11 hours at night. About 10 when I want to go to bed I grab him and nurse him. Feeding cues; 2017 Sep [cited 2018 Feb]. 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. I've started to dream feed my baby. 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? I go back to work this coming week and am wondering what advise you mama’s have. I am still waking every 3 hours to pump and am tired of being so tired during the day. 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. The answer depends on the baby’s individual temperament, as well as his age. I exclusively pump and have gone 10 hours during the night between pumping sessions. I am currently going about 6 hours at night and waking up at 4am to pump. In my three pumps I get 10oz,4-6oz, and 4-6oz averaging 20-22 oz a day pumped plus nursing. Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd. Let ur baby do the demanding. so I just always assumed when baby is hungry I nurse and my body will adjust. We keep them up because there are a ton of great conversations here and we believe you deserve to see them all. 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. Most babies this age sleep "through the night," meaning 6 to 8 hours … 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. This action cannot be undone. reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts. At work, I pump 3 times and pump between 15-20 oz. Hope this helps. However, breast milk alone is not enough to meet your baby's nutritional needs beyond 6 months of age. So, being the attentive mom I was I set an alarm exactly 5 hours from the time he woke up at night. Another option is a hand pump. © 2020 Everyday Health, Inc. Create an account or log in to participate. 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. I really want to sleep at night and LO sleep s 7-8 hours and is 2 months old. 2013;73(12):1202-1208. A breast fed baby should be nursing every 1-3 hours. I really want to sleep at night and LO sleep s 7-8 hours and is 2 months old. Your body will regulate milk production to match lo's routine. Read on for tips on how to make it work for you and your baby. 1114 p. If exclusively pumping, I would continue getting up as the pump isn't as effective as a baby. I'm pumping during the day 3x and nurse before bed and in the night. At two weeks my pediatrician said I could let him go 5 hours if he wanted to. Then i give the bottle. Thanks. Newborns have tiny tummies and so need to feed frequently. I try to keep it closer to 4 hours max just to be safe and my supply has been fine. 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. Some nights she sleeps from 1 to 7 and i breastfeed her then or sometimes its 1 to 9 just depends. We keep them up because there are a ton of great conversations here and we believe you deserve to see them all. 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. ^^ sorry I should mention that it didn't affect my supply. Here are some tips to help get you to the job on time. At night the longest he goes is about 5 hours. What to Expect has thousands of open discussions happening each day. 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. I work 2 days a week for 8 hours a day and pump twice while I’m at work and nurse her on my lunch break thanks to my mom bringing her to me. I don't know if that's right or not though. What is the longest you ladies are going without BF or pumping? How long can I go and keep my supply regular? Are you sure you want to delete your comment? I go between 9-12 hours without nursing or pumping every night. Ditto pp re a battery pack for the pump. Two-year-old sleep needs. 8 Australian Breastfeeding Association [Internet]. My supply has been great and my body has just learned that's when I demand milk. As your child grows, they will need to eat a complete diet that includes healthy snacks and … I only pumped a handful of times to help with engorgement if it woke me up. How’s it going? Most children aged 3 or 4 will need about 12 hours sleep, but this can range from 8 hours … Please whitelist our site to get all the best deals and offers from our partners. In dire situations I have quickly used a … This educational content is not medical or diagnostic advice. Sleep requirements for 3 to 4 year-olds. And if the baby gets a bottle instead of nursing, it’s important to pump around the same time. Use of this site is subject to our terms of use and privacy policy. 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. I mean that in the nicest way as I get tired just from the 1 (sometimes two) motn sessions. My baby is 5 months old. 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. Night Feedings By Age Below are the number of feedings at night, at various ages, that are within “normal” range (in my experience) and don’t throw up a red flag that there is more going on than just a feeding: However during the first 4 months i religiously got up and pumped every 3 hours and up to 5 hours at night. 9 Jacobs A et al. My lo is 5.5 months old. Avoid going longer than 5-6 hours without pumping during the first few months. 10 Lawrence RA, Lawrence RM. Making your Working and Breastfeeding Life Easier 8. 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. Babies will sleep for around 12 to 15 hours in total after their first birthday. Most nights he doesn't even wake but I get to go to bed and sleep longer without getting uncomfortable. 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. You need to wake her up and feed her she is not getting the nutrition she needs. If you're breast-feeding and going back to work or looking for more flexibility, you're probably considering using a breast pump. I set my alarm for 2 am and then she'll wake up around 4:30-5am to nurse. There is no need to wake up to pump. There’s more stuff to manage, and more potential interruptions. Shared custody and breastfeeding is possible. We strive to provide you with a high quality community experience. I've heard my body will adjust (demand = supply) and that I may start to dry up. My 6 week old baby slept 8 hours last night,going 10 hours without eating is that okay? Learn more about. Call her doctor and get her weighed. Follow Your Baby's Cues to Start a Nursing-Free Nap Routine. Ideally parents will work out a visiting plan or formal parenting agreement that respects the child’s need to be with his mother and to continue breastfeeding while still seeing the other parent. Feeding frequently in the early days and weeks helps make sure you have a good milk supply. Baby’s 12th week This action cannot be undone. 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! Archived discussions are usually a bit older and not as active as other community content. i’ve always... Find advice, support, and good company (and some stuff just for fun). 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). We work hard to share our most timely and active conversations with you. The longest I have gone without pumping is about 6 hours at night. Just go with what your daughters asking for. Of course lo is an early riser and likes to start her day at 6 am. She regularly has her first stretch at 6-7 hours. 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. And he'll then happily play for another half hour, making about 12 hours of no-eating. Til i get her ready for bed. 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. Most 2 year-olds will sleep for 11 to 12 hours at night, with 1 or 2 naps in the daytime. Generally, newborns sleep about 8 to 9 hours in the daytime and about 8 hours at night. 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 … Make your morning getaway easier. If she doesn't need to nurse, no need to pump. My LC said 4-5 hours max. 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 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. 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. Pregnant 6 times, I have only 1 child. Hey Mamas,For those who are a STM and breastfed your last past 1 year, I was wondering if you could tell me how often your LO nursed once they hit 11/12+ months? Create an account or log in to participate. At first it can be uncomfortable but your body will regulate itself. I was hoping at 8 weeks I would skip it, but seems not. 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). You have to pump to tell your body, “Yes! 1. Even if your baby is eating from a bottle, your body doesn’t know that. The views expressed in community are solely the opinions of participants, and do not reflect those of What to Expect. I've been doing this for 2 weeks and my supply is great. Now he goes nearly 12 hours. At first ul be engorged but ur body will respond. Breastfeeding: A guide for the medical profession; 2011. 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. If you're breastfeeding, on demand, don't wake to pump, enjoy your sleep. 8 hours is just way too long. If you're not giving the milk you're pumping I'd definitely stop waking up at night to pump if baby is sleeping. The average baby will eat every 2-3 hours. Good routines take time to establish, and it pays to start soon, when baby is as young as 12 to 14 weeks. Plus, I leak like crazy starting at around 6 hours. I can't imagine waking up in the night when not needed! Just a ton of leaking and 19 oz of milk in the morning pump! A baby adds a new wrinkle to the getting-ready-for-work routine. I'm pretty sure it's because I slept on my right boob for most of the night. Learn more about. It's long,  please bear with me. Please whitelist our site to get all the best deals and offers from our partners. Consider these do's and don'ts for breast milk storage. I am still waking every 3 hours to pump and am tired of being so tired during the day. This action cannot be undone. Breastfeeding counsellors have had extensive training, will listen without judging or criticising and will offer relevant information and suggestions. And if she's younger than about 6 weeks, she really shouldn't be getting any bottles. Overnight if she goes 5-6 hour without a feed that's okay, but you need to make sure you wake her up. 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. Breastfeeding is a natural thing to do, but it still comes with its fair share of questions. However during the first 4 months i religiously got up and pumped every 3 hours and up to 5 hours at night. © 2020 Everyday Health, Inc. Anonymous. I agree with other PP. Newborn babies should breastfeed 8–12 times per day for about the first month. Many moms feel guilty for nursing their baby to sleep. 2016 - Blighted Ovum 2019- 8 week miscarriage 2019- Stillborn at 30... so i introduced my daughter to cow’s milk about 3 weeks ago. Use of this site is subject to our terms of use and privacy policy. Many moms find it easier to focus on their daily total rather than pumping at a set time each day. Dr Jack Newman, a Canadian paediatrician explains: Some babies don't do this, but they are the exception, not the rule. I pump before I go to bed around 9-10 pm and then get up once a night around 2am to pump. I pump at 8,12,4, nurse at 10&5. I exclusively pump and have gone 10 hours during the night between pumping sessions. The views expressed in community are solely the opinions of participants, and do not reflect those of What to Expect. :). This educational content is not medical or diagnostic advice. 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. I try not to go longer than 4-4 1/2 hours. This action cannot be undone. I don't do it. It's different if you exclusively pump to if you breastfeed. DD is 6 months and is EBF (just introduced solids a week ago). Enjoy the sleep, momma! My LC told me to try not to go longer than 3 hours. 10 Things Never to Say to a Mom With a New Baby. Most babies who are exclusively breastfeeding drink 25-35 ounces of milk per day. Susan E.C. What to Expect has thousands of open discussions happening each day. 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. Are you sure you want to delete your discussion? I usually nurse my LO between 9 and 10pm. 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! 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. I gave her the pacifier and she fell right back asleep until 3:50 a.m., without crying at all. I always worry about my supply too. 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. Many babies who are born full-term and are healthy can go through the night without a feeding by about 6 months. You can certainly take advantage and pump for your stash, but it's not necessary for your supply. I don't even go 8 hours without eating. 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. My baby still gets up once a night to nurse. Nursing your baby to sleep is not a bad thing to do! Once you start pumping, it's important to know how to safely store your expressed milk. We strive to provide you with a high quality community experience. Here's what you need to know about how often and how long to breastfeed your baby. Baby needs milk still!” The breastfeeding class I went to said to feed at least every 3 hours so that is what I was going to do dangit! Are you sure you want to delete your discussion? Don’t allow more than one five-hour period to pass without pumping during your baby’s first two weeks of life. S3-guidelines for the treatment of inflammatory breast disease during the lactation period. If you have questions, concerns or need support, you can speak to a breastfeeding counsellor by calling our helpline on 0300 330 0700, whether you are exclusively breastfeeding or using formula milk. I'm struggling after my recent Stillbirth last Monday. If she is sleeping through no need to pump. On the days I’m home she nurses every 2 hours. Hi. 10 years ago. Ok, so I'm pretty sure I had my first clogged duct this morning. 1. 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. But they may not sleep more than 1 to 2 hours at a time. Assess your breastfeeding status. I wouldn't allow it to go any longer than 4 hours between feedings in the day. There is no way I could go 8 or more hours due to the pain. He'll go to sleep at 12:30 AM and wake up at 12 PM or later. Then I feed her at 6 before I leave for work at 6:45. So going longer than 4-5 hours without nursing or pumping is likely to cause supply issues. We work hard to share our most timely and active conversations with you. It's beneficial for both you and your baby to continue breastfeeding between 8 and 12 months. I am in pain after 6 hours of not pumping/nursing. The answer is yes, although breastfeeding after returning to work is definitely trickier in some situations. reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts. 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. Are you sure you want to delete your comment? 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