Baby is 8 days old. I am working on pumping to keep up my supply and bottle feeding baby with it until we are able to latch successfully. I am wondering how often I need to pump at night. I have been doing it every 3 hours, at the very least, day in and day out- but I am suffering from lack of sleep more so than usual due to the strict schedule and attempts at latching. So I am wondering if it is okay to skip one or two pumps so we can get back to sleep at night. I accidentally did this last night and when I woke up around 4 am to pump, I got over five oz's, which is a little more than I'd get with those two pumps.
Will this negatively affect my supply? Do you ladies pump at night?
Just looking for ways to maximize my pumping experience while still get some rest.