weaning, night trip, pumping questions

Kat - posted on 12/08/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I recently night weaned. Does this affect and diminish my day time supply? Do you need to pump at night? Also i am going away for an overnight. I have NEVER done this before. Do you need to pump when i would reguraly nurse? Say naptime and bedtime and in the morning? Or should i just wait until i feel tenderness in lavern and shirly( hehe that has always been their names. Thought i would share a part of how silly i truly am. :)

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Shauna - posted on 12/13/2011

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Haha, love the names! Yes, pump when you usually bf during the day and btwn 3-5 am (but if you really would like to sleep in, skipping pumping for 1 night should be fine). It should NOT diminish your day time supply but your cycle could come back soon so make sure there is a form of birth control there. My period came back right after I stopped night feeding.

Kat - posted on 12/13/2011

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Lise- He use to nurse on demand through night until a month ago. Now i am letting him nurse between 3-5am.

Lise - posted on 12/08/2011

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Well, if you are night weaned, your milk isn't getting removed at night anymore, right? If not, you shouldn't need to pump at night.

If you want to maintain your supply, then I would pump when your lo usually nurses.

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