Re: 9 hour night
One night of good sleep is unlikely to destroy your supply, though consistently going without stimulation for such a long period of time is likely to result in decreased supply and, quite possibly, the return of your fertility (time to review your contraception choices!). If you we're home with your baby, I'd tell you to relax and enjoy your sleep, because your baby would be able to make up for any nighttime supply decrease by feeding more frequently during the day. But since you're working outside the home and already struggling to get enough, and because the pump can't do as good a job as the baby at emptying the breast and maintaining supply, I'm going to do something awful and mean and suggest that you either wake the baby to nurse or haul out the pump for a middle-of-the night session.
Sorry! I really hate to tell a mom who is working outside the home that she shouldn't let her baby sleep... But if your goal is to keep a good supply going, frequent nursing/pumping is the best way.
Last edited by @llli*mommal; January 6th, 2013 at 01:02 PM.
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