Hi. My 4 m.o. baby is occasionally giving us longer stretches over night. Hallelujah! Except...I'm wondering how to match that with my supply. We're talking about 5 hours a couple times a week -- and then only when swaddled. I have mixed feelings about the swaddle; I feel like it gets in the way of her hunger signals...but maybe not. Who knows.
Anyway, on the nights when she does go longer than 3 hours at a stretch, I wake up engorged & have to decide what to do. Do I wake her up (sometimes she'll dream feed), or pump, or let it go? If I let it go, how does that effect my supply? During the day she still nurses every 2 hours or so, & by the end of the day she's still doing some clusterfeeding, so I feel like my supply is right where she wants it and not a drop more. But, I'd also **love** it if these 5 hour stretches became the norm.
Anyway, what's the decision tree here?