Hello all! I have read through all of the posts and replies so many times seeking advice and I have found a lot of great wisdom! I finally have my own specific question that I couldn't seem to find the answer to yet though, so here are my concerns and maybe someone can help. My daughter is almost 6 weeks old and has nursed very well so far. I started pumping here and there if I felt engorged in the morning, etc because I am paranoid that my milk will dry up as it has with my last two babies once my cycle started. So far, I have had no supply problems and I have even stopped the pumping, feeling that I was making too much milk this time, I have let down in between feedings that happen almost ever hour. Anyway, here are my concerns lately.
1. She is not feeding very long at the breast anymore, and I feel like she's not emptying the breast. Is she just better or more efficient now that she's older??? Should I be pumping afterward to make sure? I am so scared of my milk going away.
2. She is sleeping so well at night, for 3-4 hour stretches that by morning time, I am engorged, so even if she does eat when we wake up, I was still able to pump out 5 more ounces of both breasts this morning. Should I stop the pumping in the morning after we wake up and she eats? Why is she not eating as much at night anymore?
Thank you in advance!