LO ramps up her feedings before bed (every 1 - 2 hours). She then sleeps around 7 - 8 hours. In general, she goes down around 9pm and wakes between 4am - 5am. She'll then sleep another 3 - 4 hours until 7am - 8am. The longer sleep times is GREAT!!
The problem is, my production is still in overdrive and I become engorged. I tried getting up a little before her 4am feeding and pumping off a bit. This worked for the OALD and engorgement. But it was tough on the sleep schedule and actually being functional at that time. So then I started staying up until midnight and pumping a full feeding at that time. This worked out well because I've been able to build up a little stash.
Will there come a time where I won't have to pump at all during these long sleeping sessions? Is there anything I need to do to help it come around? I know by pumping at midnight, I'm only encouraging more production, but it was more effective for the OALD and I got the added bonus of a stash.
Any hints would be appreciated.