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Thread: how do I get milk supply adjusted to baby sleeping thru night?

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    Default how do I get milk supply adjusted to baby sleeping thru night?

    I am a new mother with an 11 wk old and have had alot of problems with plugged ducts.I have already had mastitis once. I have done everything under the sun to get rid of them, but I keep getting them. Now she has started to sleep 6-7 hrs at night and I am so worried that I'll get mastitis again. What can I do to get my boobs to adjust to her schedule without getting painfully engorged and getting plugged ducts?

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    Default Re: how do I get milk supply adjusted to baby sleeping thru night?

    You can sleep with her so that she'll nurse during the night and you won't have to worry about it.

    If that's not an option, I have no idea! Sorry, mama! Good luck!

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    Default Re: how do I get milk supply adjusted to baby sleeping thru night?

    your supply should adjust accordingly as it is based on supply and demand. You may ant to pump or hand express the first couple of nights just to relieve engourgment (sp?) to a comfortable level. Plus, baby's sleep schedule is constantlly changing...she may be up every 2 hours next week.
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    Default Re: how do I get milk supply adjusted to baby sleeping thru night?

    heres a great link about recurrent mastitis and plugs:

    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/...-mastitis.html



    expect her sleeping habbits to change during peroids of growth

    how many times in 24 hours would you say she is nursing?
    what are her wet diapars like?
    many babies need to nurse up too 12 times in 24 hours to get weight gain.

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