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    Default Quick question about my supply

    I have been struggling with oversupply but am now worried about my supply. Here is what happens...my lo eats from both breasts before bed which we do this feeding around 8pm. He then sleeps till about 4am at which time he only eats off one breast and then goes back to sleep. At that time he doesn't empty that breast all the way. Then around 7 he wants to eat but its like he just wants a snack so then he doesn't empty that breast either. And when I feed that feed my other breast it getting engorged. So now I have kinda engorged breasts and a sleeping baby. He will not eat if he is not ready and he'll just scream at my breast. So my question is will my supply balance out or should I pump? The reason I'm concerned is that the breast he ate off of at 4am usually doesn't get any action again till almost 9am which by then is 5 hours. What should I do? I am at a loss and I don't want my milk supply to diminish.
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    I am Kate
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    Mom to Aubrey 4/06 queen
    Mom to Nathan 5/08 Relactated for him and he got EBM for a year
    Mom to Jack 8/11

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    Default Re: Quick question about my supply

    Your supply will even out. Eventually. Or LO will change up sleeping patterns and start nursing more. 4-5 months is a prime time for that.
    Susan
    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
    18+ months and for Gavin, born with an incomplete cleft lip and incomplete posterior cleft palate
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    Always babywearing, cosleeping and cloth diapering. Living with oppositional defiant disorder and ADHD. Ask me about cloth diapering and sewing your own diapers!

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    Default Re: Quick question about my supply

    Ok thanks every morning I wake up my boobs are both hard as rocks and when he finally eats my letdown on my right side is like a fountain...poor baby. I can't wait until he can handle the letdown because there is no nursing for comfort he is on and off quick all the while choking.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    I am Kate
    Wife to Jason
    Mom to Aubrey 4/06 queen
    Mom to Nathan 5/08 Relactated for him and he got EBM for a year
    Mom to Jack 8/11

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