Hi, 1st time poster here, but I've been lurking since well before DS was born 8 wks ago. You've all been so helpful, thanks!
So, we just had DS's 2 mo visit and doc said it was a good time to start putting him in his own room at bedtime. She said he should start sleeping through the night w/o feeding and had to learn to "get all his nutrients in the daytime". (As of now I nurse on demand day or night)
Part of me wants him next to us in his co-sleeper forever, with me ready to provide at all hours. However, DH and I are exhausted all the time, and agree that "sleep training" is at least worth a try. Insomnia has crippled me all my life so I really want to raise a healthy sleeper. Plus, I'm a SAHM, so we can get plenty of co-naps during the day, and he won't be lacking in the sleepy-snuggles department.
Here's the thing... I'm wondering what will happen to my breasts and my supply if I eliminate the night time feedings. I've made it this far without pumping, and am delighted that things are going so well. Supply/demand seems to be in sync, so I figure why mess with it by introducing a pump.
How do I raise a good sleeper w/o messing up a great BF relationship? How have other moms managed this transition? Is pumping the only way, or can the breasts learn to be "on" in the day and "off" in the night?
Any insights welcome! Thanks!