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Thread: Does milk production slow towards end of sleep?

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    Default Does milk production slow towards end of sleep?

    This may be a silly question but I've noticed for a few weeks now that LO feeds more frequently in the wee hours of the morning (from 2-6 am) than she did before. Sometimes intervals are less than an hour apart. I'm wondering if the milk production is low during this time b/c I'm not drinking water (?) My breasts dont feel fulll like they do during the day. Wondering if I should be drinking water through the night. My nipples are kind of sore so thought I'd ask... she's 7-months and her day intake hasn't changed (8-10ozs) when I'm at work.

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    Default Re: Does milk production slow towards end of sleep?

    I don't know what the reason is, but my DD (6 months) cluster feeds in the early mornings lately too. I think she mostly comfort nurses though -I couldn't tell you, I don't really wake up all the way!

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    Default Re: Does milk production slow towards end of sleep?

    Probably depends on the mom. I personally felt that my production was highest in the wee hours of the morning. But my babies nursed more frequently as dawn approached- I thought it was to do with the change in sleep patterns from deep sleep to restless, dreamy sleep.
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