And he'll then happily play for another half hour, making about 12 hours of no-eating. Ditto pp re a battery pack for the pump. You have to pump to tell your body, “Yes! Most babies don't start sleeping through the night (6 to 8 hours) without waking until they are about 3 months old, or until they weigh 12 to 13 pounds. Sorensen, a pediatrician in Reno, Nevada, explains that by the time they're this age, most babies can sleep comfortably for at least six hours without waking up to eat. Most babies who are getting breast milk should not be fed infant formula in the first few days. What is the longest stretch you can go at night without nursing or pumping without risking your supply? This is a long post, I’m just getting nervous about leaving my babe and I’ve been crying everyday just the thought of him not being about to nurse for comfort when... Find advice, support, and good company (and some stuff just for fun). I’m a FTM who goes back to work in June (my LO will be 1 year), and I don’t really... BFing longer than 1 year - question for STMs. What is the longest you ladies are going without BF or pumping? If exclusively pumping, I would continue getting up as the pump isn't as effective as a baby. This educational content is not medical or diagnostic advice. Call her doctor and get her weighed. However during the first 4 months i religiously got up and pumped every 3 hours and up to 5 hours at night. Most babies this age sleep "through the night," meaning 6 to 8 hours … I agree with other PP. If you're not giving the milk you're pumping I'd definitely stop waking up at night to pump if baby is sleeping. As your child grows, they will need to eat a complete diet that includes healthy snacks and … The average baby will eat every 2-3 hours. My 6 week old baby slept 8 hours last night,going 10 hours without eating is that okay? Focus on the total number of pumpings each day (8-10 times per 24 hours) rather than the time between pumpings (every 2-3 hours). Some nights she sleeps from 1 to 7 and i breastfeed her then or sometimes its 1 to 9 just depends. So going longer than 4-5 hours without nursing or pumping is likely to cause supply issues. 10 Lawrence RA, Lawrence RM. Consider these do's and don'ts for breast milk storage. Anonymous. I don't do it. Breastfeeding: On demand, every 2 to 4 hours, or 7 to 12 times a day Exclusive pumping: 15 to 20 minutes per breast, or 2 to 5 minutes after breast is empty, 8 to 10 times a day (avoid going longer than 5 to 6 hours without pumping) Formula: 120 to 180 mL (4 to 6 oz) per feeding, about 6 to 8 times a day. Til i get her ready for bed. My baby still gets up once a night to nurse. If you have questions, concerns or need support, you can speak to a breastfeeding counsellor by calling our helpline on 0300 330 0700, whether you are exclusively breastfeeding or using formula milk. © 2020 Everyday Health, Inc. We respect everyone’s right to express their thoughts and opinions as long as they remain respectful of other community members, and meet What to Expect’s Terms of Use. Follow Your Baby's Cues to Start a Nursing-Free Nap Routine. I usually nurse my LO between 9 and 10pm. Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd. 2016 - Blighted Ovum 2019- 8 week miscarriage 2019- Stillborn at 30... so i introduced my daughter to cow’s milk about 3 weeks ago. What to Expect has thousands of open discussions happening each day. I pump before I go to bed around 9-10 pm and then get up once a night around 2am to pump. Feeding cues; 2017 Sep [cited 2018 Feb]. DD is 6 months and is EBF (just introduced solids a week ago). Your body will regulate milk production to match lo's routine. I only pumped a handful of times to help with engorgement if it woke me up. I work 2 days a week for 8 hours a day and pump twice while I’m at work and nurse her on my lunch break thanks to my mom bringing her to me. In addition, research shows that successful lactation depends on 8 or more nursings in 24 hours, both day and night, throughout the first month; 1 by establishing this pattern during the first few days, you will get breastfeeding off to a good start. Hey Mamas,For those who are a STM and breastfed your last past 1 year, I was wondering if you could tell me how often your LO nursed once they hit 11/12+ months? I recommend that you don’t go more than three hours during the day without nursing or pumping. Here are some tips to help get you to the job on time. I try to keep it closer to 4 hours max just to be safe and my supply has been fine. Don’t allow more than one five-hour period to pass without pumping during your baby’s first two weeks of life. At night the longest he goes is about 5 hours. 1. Create an account or log in to participate. How’s it going? Plus, I leak like crazy starting at around 6 hours. My LC said 4-5 hours max. Enjoy the sleep, momma! S3-guidelines for the treatment of inflammatory breast disease during the lactation period. How long can I go and keep my supply regular? Thanks. I guess my question is, has anyone occasionally gone 8-9 hours without breastfeeding or pumping and not had a drop in their milk supply? Susan E.C. © 2020 Everyday Health, Inc. My LO is 4.5 month sleeps about 10-11 hours at night. Shared custody and breastfeeding is possible. Most nights he doesn't even wake but I get to go to bed and sleep longer without getting uncomfortable. At first it can be uncomfortable but your body will regulate itself. 8 hours is just way too long. How long can I go and keep my supply regular? Good routines take time to establish, and it pays to start soon, when baby is as young as 12 to 14 weeks. This action cannot be undone. Baby’s 12th week I mean that in the nicest way as I get tired just from the 1 (sometimes two) motn sessions. And if she's younger than about 6 weeks, she really shouldn't be getting any bottles. She regularly has her first stretch at 6-7 hours. A young baby whose diet consists solely of milk is likely to lose interest in nursing when your supply drops drastically, as it is certain to do if you go an 8 or 9 hour stretch without emptying your breasts. I pump at 8,12,4, nurse at 10&5. I'm pumping during the day 3x and nurse before bed and in the night. So, being the attentive mom I was I set an alarm exactly 5 hours from the time he woke up at night. Archived discussions are usually a bit older and not as active as other community content. If you are able to store 6 or more ounces in your “measuring cups,” then you can probably go 6-8 hours without affecting your milk supply. Then i give the bottle. Are you sure you want to delete your comment? If you're breastfeeding, on demand, don't wake to pump, enjoy your sleep. If you feel a message or content violates these standards and would like to request its removal please submit the following information and our moderating team will respond shortly. Breastfeeding: A guide for the medical profession; 2011. We keep them up because there are a ton of great conversations here and we believe you deserve to see them all. In my three pumps I get 10oz,4-6oz, and 4-6oz averaging 20-22 oz a day pumped plus nursing. Most 2 year-olds will sleep for 11 to 12 hours at night, with 1 or 2 naps in the daytime. You need to wake her up and feed her she is not getting the nutrition she needs. My baby is 5 months old. I go back to work this coming week and am wondering what advise you mama’s have. We strive to provide you with a high quality community experience. Assess your breastfeeding status. Dr Jack Newman, a Canadian paediatrician explains: He'll go to sleep at 12:30 AM and wake up at 12 PM or later. Most children aged 3 or 4 will need about 12 hours sleep, but this can range from 8 hours … I'm pretty sure it's because I slept on my right boob for most of the night. My history; - 2week miscarriage 2011- 4 week miscarriage 2015- Successful 36week  pregnancy, she's 4.5 years old. A breast fed baby should be nursing every 1-3 hours. Use of this site is subject to our terms of use and privacy policy. There is no need to wake up to pump. It depends if you want to build a stash or not...if you don't need to, I'd enjoy the sleep and let your body adjust! This educational content is not medical or diagnostic advice. I go between 9-12 hours without nursing or pumping every night. Night Feedings By Age Below are the number of feedings at night, at various ages, that are within “normal” range (in my experience) and don’t throw up a red flag that there is more going on than just a feeding: I really want to sleep at night and LO sleep s 7-8 hours and is 2 months old. I am in pain after 6 hours of not pumping/nursing. At first ul be engorged but ur body will respond. But they may not sleep more than 1 to 2 hours at a time. Once you start pumping, it's important to know how to safely store your expressed milk. I am currently going about 6 hours at night and waking up at 4am to pump. Please whitelist our site to get all the best deals and offers from our partners. I gave her the pacifier and she fell right back asleep until 3:50 a.m., without crying at all. My baby is 5 months old. The views expressed in community are solely the opinions of participants, and do not reflect those of What to Expect. Ideally parents will work out a visiting plan or formal parenting agreement that respects the child’s need to be with his mother and to continue breastfeeding while still seeing the other parent. Use of this site is subject to our terms of use and privacy policy. A baby adds a new wrinkle to the getting-ready-for-work routine. My child ate at 6:00 p.m., fell asleep at 8:00 p.m. (within the 2 hour period) and then woke at 2:00a.m. she took fairly well to it, and i’ve been offering it to her with meals, or sometimes before naps (maybe about 2-3oz at a time).i’ve decided that i want to start weaning. 1 0. They can cause nipple confusion -- and the time YOU are spending on the pump so you can sleep an extra hour at night can be better spend resting during the day. However during the first 4 months i religiously got up and pumped every 3 hours and up to 5 hours at night. Pregnant 6 times, I have only 1 child. I've gone 10-12 hours without and my supply adjusted accordingly (at first I'd be engorged) ...LO would sleep 9-6 but now he has been waking few times around 1 so I'll feed. Learn more about. I don't know if that's right or not though. What is the longest you ladies are going without BF or pumping? Learn more about. My dd started sleeping 5 hrs at 1 month increase to 12 hrs by around 3/4 months then a month later had a sleep regression and wants more milk or because of a growth spurt. Newborns have tiny tummies and so need to feed frequently. At 3 months, a baby averages a total of 5 hours of sleep during daytime naps and 10 hours at night, usually with an interruption or two. Of course lo is an early riser and likes to start her day at 6 am. Many moms find it easier to focus on their daily total rather than pumping at a set time each day. You can certainly take advantage and pump for your stash, but it's not necessary for your supply. Are you sure you want to delete your discussion? 10 Things Never to Say to a Mom With a New Baby. At work, I pump 3 times and pump between 15-20 oz. Hope this helps. Archived discussions are usually a bit older and not as active as other community content. There were a few mornings when I had to hand express to soften my breasts so he could latch but things regulated quickly. Now he goes nearly 12 hours. I try not to go longer than 4-4 1/2 hours. We respect everyone’s right to express their thoughts and opinions as long as they remain respectful of other community members, and meet What to Expect’s Terms of Use. Please whitelist our site to get all the best deals and offers from our partners. Then I feed her at 6 before I leave for work at 6:45. If you're breast-feeding and going back to work or looking for more flexibility, you're probably considering using a breast pump. Create an account or log in to participate. Many babies who are born full-term and are healthy can go through the night without a feeding by about 6 months. I'm struggling after my recent Stillbirth last Monday. This action cannot be undone. I normally feed my 9 week old at 10:30 then wake up to pump at 5:00 where I normally get anywhere from 6-10 oz depending. This action cannot be undone. ^^ sorry I should mention that it didn't affect my supply. I can't imagine waking up in the night when not needed! Another option is a hand pump. This discussion is archived and locked for posting. On the days I’m home she nurses every 2 hours. Just a ton of leaking and 19 oz of milk in the morning pump! Sleep requirements for 3 to 4 year-olds. Some babies don't do this, but they are the exception, not the rule. In addition, if you are breastfeeding, we have seen mom’s milk supply decrease rapidly and irrecoverably if she goes too long without feeding too soon. If your baby is just a few weeks old, you may feel breastfeeding … 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. Generally, newborns sleep about 8 to 9 hours in the daytime and about 8 hours at night. It's beneficial for both you and your baby to continue breastfeeding between 8 and 12 months. The longest I have gone without pumping is about 6 hours at night. The breastfeeding class I went to said to feed at least every 3 hours so that is what I was going to do dangit! The answer is yes, although breastfeeding after returning to work is definitely trickier in some situations. I am still waking every 3 hours to pump and am tired of being so tired during the day. My LC told me to try not to go longer than 3 hours. I generally trust that I can rely on him to tell me when he's hungry, but I was wondering if there's a limit to how long I can let him go without … :). so I just always assumed when baby is hungry I nurse and my body will adjust. 8 Australian Breastfeeding Association [Internet]. This action cannot be undone. I plan to nurse my baby right before I leave and immediately when I get back, and also pump 2-3 times a week on days when I’m not working. If she doesn't need to nurse, no need to pump. Are you sure you want to delete your comment? Most babies who are exclusively breastfeeding drink 25-35 ounces of milk per day. 2013;73(12):1202-1208. There is no way I could go 8 or more hours due to the pain. i’ve always... Find advice, support, and good company (and some stuff just for fun). Newborn babies should breastfeed 8–12 times per day for about the first month. Feeding frequently in the early days and weeks helps make sure you have a good milk supply. I've started to dream feed my baby. 9 Jacobs A et al. I wouldn't allow it to go any longer than 4 hours between feedings in the day. I exclusively pump and have gone 10 hours during the night between pumping sessions. I've heard my body will adjust (demand = supply) and that I may start to dry up. 10 years ago. 1114 p. It's very normal and developmentally appropriate for babies to nurse to sleep and to wake 1-3 times during the night for the first year or so. Breastfeeding counsellors have had extensive training, will listen without judging or criticising and will offer relevant information and suggestions. I've been doing this for 2 weeks and my supply is great. Overnight if she goes 5-6 hour without a feed that's okay, but you need to make sure you wake her up. Read on for tips on how to make it work for you and your baby. I am still waking every 3 hours to pump and am tired of being so tired during the day. And if the baby gets a bottle instead of nursing, it’s important to pump around the same time. Avoid going longer than 5-6 hours without pumping during the first few months. The educational health content on What To Expect is reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts to be up-to-date and in line with the latest evidence-based medical information and accepted health guidelines, including the medically reviewed What to Expect books by Heidi Murkoff. It's different if you exclusively pump to if you breastfeed. If you feel a message or content violates these standards and would like to request its removal please submit the following information and our moderating team will respond shortly. There’s more stuff to manage, and more potential interruptions. The answer depends on the baby’s individual temperament, as well as his age. Babies will sleep for around 12 to 15 hours in total after their first birthday. The educational health content on What To Expect is reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts to be up-to-date and in line with the latest evidence-based medical information and accepted health guidelines, including the medically reviewed What to Expect books by Heidi Murkoff. Are you sure you want to delete your discussion? Two-year-old sleep needs. This discussion is archived and locked for posting. I always worry about my supply too. My supply has been great and my body has just learned that's when I demand milk. In dire situations I have quickly used a … It's long,  please bear with me. However, breast milk alone is not enough to meet your baby's nutritional needs beyond 6 months of age. Here's what you need to know about how often and how long to breastfeed your baby. At two weeks my pediatrician said I could let him go 5 hours if he wanted to. We work hard to share our most timely and active conversations with you. I set my alarm for 2 am and then she'll wake up around 4:30-5am to nurse. reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts. Hi, I have a 5 month old and have been breastfeeding exclusively, but lately I’ve had a dramatic decrease in the amount I’m able to pump. Even if your baby is eating from a bottle, your body doesn’t know that. What to Expect has thousands of open discussions happening each day. I really want to sleep at night and LO sleep s 7-8 hours and is 2 months old. I exclusively pump and have gone 10 hours during the night between pumping sessions. Hi. We keep them up because there are a ton of great conversations here and we believe you deserve to see them all. Making your Working and Breastfeeding Life Easier 8. Breastfeeding is a natural thing to do, but it still comes with its fair share of questions. Baby needs milk still!” About 10 when I want to go to bed I grab him and nurse him. For example, the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine supplementation protocol (2017) reports that the average intakes of colostrum per feed by healthy, term breastfed is 2-10 mL on day 1, 5-15 mL on day 2, 15-30 mL on day 3 and 30-60 mL on day 4. Let ur baby do the demanding. If she is sleeping through no need to pump. Nursing your baby to sleep is not a bad thing to do! Many moms feel guilty for nursing their baby to sleep. reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts. I was hoping at 8 weeks I would skip it, but seems not. I don't even go 8 hours without eating. 1. My lo is 5.5 months old. We work hard to share our most timely and active conversations with you. Ok, so I'm pretty sure I had my first clogged duct this morning. We strive to provide you with a high quality community experience. Just go with what your daughters asking for. My LO is sleeping until 6:30/7 and I would really like to sleep until then too but I'm afraid that's way too long! 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