Ok I have hypoplasia (far less breast tissue than normal) which has contributed to my overall low supply and needing to supplement my baby (fortunately with another mamma's milk now). I put my baby down to sleep at around 9 pm after his 8 pm feeding that takes forever because of the supplementing via sns. He sleeps for a few hours and wakes up to eat -he is 6 months now -and I welcome the feeding since I need to keep draining the milk -and pumping at night sucks. Anyway last night I fell asleep before changing sides in the middle of the night and he slept unusually long leaving one breast full. It was about 7&1/2 hours the breast had been filling and it felt like a tough lumpy ball of playdough. I woke my son up and latched him to that side and he drained it in about 15 minutes, no breaks and then promptly passed out for another hour and a half. I imagine I had about 3 oz in there maybe... thats based on my calculations from pumping ( yes i understand thats not accurate entirely but believe me i have low supply and really funky boobs)
I was wondering if that means I was maxed out and that 3oz is my capacity per breast. I cant even begin to imagine what more than that feels like or how anyone can go through a whole night without a feeding just because their baby can sleep through. Does anyone else reach a capacity -get engorged in about 7 hours? I am so curious what is normal since I clearly haven't had a normal experience.