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    I was supposed to pump at 10-its 2 am and I just woke up. My alarm isn't getting me up anymore. My husband tried to wake me 3 times tonight. Im supposed to pump every 3 hours. This is soooo tiring. I cant ever seem to get enough sleep, then eventually my body resists getting up at all. Anyone have any hints how to make it through this for a year? My baby seems to be sleeping longer, then eatting bigger meals during the day.

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    Default Re: having trouble waking up

    *I* EP and never have woken up at night to pump....my last pm pump is around 8:15 and then my first am pump is around 5:30 (used to be 6 but my work schedule changed at school). JMO
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    Default Re: having trouble waking up

    I am EP'ing now too and I don't get up at night either. I pump right before bed, so probably around 10 or so, and then first thing when I wake up. Don't overdo it mama! You need your rest too! Especially if baby is sleeping.
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    Thanks for the responses. Im worried it will hurt my supply to not pump at night since he almost exclusively bottle feeds. He can only get an ounce bfing and seems to self correct his latch. Do I need to pump every two hours during the day to make up for the missed pumpings at night? We get about 8 pumpings during the day.

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    have you talked to your local leader?
    She could help beter then we can online......

    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/ma...pply-pump.html


    Avoid going longer than 5-6 hours without pumping during the first few months.
    When pumping during the night, milk yield tends to be better if you pump when you naturally wake (to go to the bathroom or because your breasts are uncomfortably full) than if you set an alarm to wake for pumping.

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    How old is your lo?
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    I would agree with Andrea, a leader would be able to help more, espeically if they can look at the whole picture. How old is lo, do they get up int he night? Are you nursing at all?
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    Default Re: having trouble waking up

    LO is 5 months 3 1/2 weeks. We just started solids. He does bf in bed at night, alsthough hes not to fond of my slow flow right nipple. Ive been to an lc 5 times, then to anouther one once for a 3 hour apt. We have done sacro-cranial and am going again in Oct. I ended up buying a lactina off ebay-tired of renting. I have stopped the herbs, with the expence of everything else 25$ a month is starting to wear me down. I am worried he will increase his need for more milk because hes getting bigger. Do the solids fill in? or if lo was properly breastfeeding would he be increasing my supply more. I am ahead of him by about 12 hours in supply most of the time.
    I guess I will try to call a leader. Thanks.

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    Default Re: having trouble waking up

    maybe if your sleeping beter at night you'll feal beter.
    Are you taking a nap when baby naps?
    Maybe adding more pumpings during the day?
    IF your trying to make more milk you have to pump more milk out.
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/p..._decrease.html

    You can do it!
    And its ok to change how your doing things for a while
    IF its not working anymore.

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