Re: Help with milk supply problem
After you've been nursing for a while, it's normal for supply to decrease so that it meets the baby's demand very exactly, without a lot of extra left over. When that adjustment occurs, it is normal to see the following:
1. Reduction/cessation of leaking
2. Reduction/cessation of engorgement and/or feelings of "fullness"
3. Reduced pump output
4. Breasts may feel "empty" or "floppy"
5. Baby may start taking both breasts at a feeding, if he previously only took one
Increased night-waking has many causes, and hunger is only one of them. New developmental milestones, teething, a need to reconnect with mom also cause night-waking.
None of this means you're drying up. Milk supply won't spontaneously vanish as long as you maintain it by nursing on demand and pumping enough when you're at work. Sometimes that means adding in some pump sessions: if you're not getting your usual output with 3 sessions per day, you might want to slip in a few more sessions and see what happens.
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