My sweet baby boy has begun to sleep through the night...well, from about 7:30pm to about 5am. He has generally been a pretty good sleeper, so I don't have anything to complain about. However, now that there is not a quick snack session around 2am or 3am like we had, I am waking up completely soaked through my nursing pads, bra, shirt, sheets and mattress cover. I am not exactly sure what constitutes an over-supply, but I think I might have that.
Just wondering what I should do about this? Pump in the middle of the night? Or will this resolve on its own? I don't want to hinder my supply, but would also love to sleep as well as he is!
I work outside the home 3 days a week and I pump at work those 3 days. I pump for about 10 minutes and get 10 oz total, 5 from each side - I do this 2 times per day. I probably have anywhere from 15-30 (5oz) bags of milk in the freezer, so I won't run out anytime soon, I am just terrified of losing my supply.
This is my 3rd baby, but 1st that is exclusively breast fed. Quit at 3 weeks with my first and 6 weeks with my second - and I only pumped and bottle fed them.
I would love suggestions - I absolutely love this forum and all of the amazing support it provides.