A brief history:
Around 3 months, my son had gone down to one night feeding, sometimes two. Those stretches of sleep quickly went away as he started rolling over, attempting to crawl, etc. He would wake up 3-4 times a night, 2 if I was lucky! With all the night feeding, my breasts make a lot of milk overnight. He is now 6 months. He pretty much takes forever to soothe to sleep unless I nurse him, so he nurses down for all naps and bedtime...I guess I take the easy way out for now!! Plus, he nurses best when sleepy since he is terribly distractible.
I doubt this will become a regular pattern, but the last two nights he had a stretch of 6 hours overnight, or only 1 feeding. He would feed on one breast and conk out again. So in the morning when he awoke to be fed, both days I had 1 breast that felt VERY engorged, and the other one was pretty full too. He ate a pretty good breakfast, but I don't think he totally emptied all the milk that was there. Like I said, he isn't a good daytime feeder because he is impatient to do other things.
My question: am I going to need to pump in the middle of the night to keep my supply up if DS is not waking up as much??? I plan to BF for a year, so halfway there! But I really hate to interrupt any longer stretches of sleep that DS grants me (thought it may not last that long ) to pump!!! Anyone else with a similar experience, let me know if your supply took a major hit. TIA!