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    Hey ladies,

    My DD is 8 days old and is a fantastic feeder and sleeper. She sleeps all night in her cot.

    During the day she's feeding every hour, but come night time she will have maybe 3 feeds so my boobs are getting full and hard.

    My questions are/is, should I be waking her up to feed?
    If I don't wake her will it settle down and my boobs will produce less at this time?

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    Default Waking a sleeping baby?

    Nope don't wake looks like she getting enough in the day to not need at night. Yes it will b a few weeks b4 ur boobs settle

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    I had that too, I would get so full and leak at night because DD was such a good sleeper. It will definitely settle, your milk production is still getting established but it will regulate itself soon! I would pump when it got really sore or when I couldn't be bother I'd just hand express some in a bottle or sink if I didn't need the extra milk, just enough to relieve the fullness.

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    Pump if you have to but don't wake her! I still leak at night and DD is 7 months

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    So it won't effect my supply if I don't pump it?
    I can just leave it or will that cause problems?

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    i would pump if ur uncomfortable - also might get bubs used to taking a bottle otherwise i'd never wake a sleeping bub esp at 8 days old. everthing is still regulating atm i'd say. Relax and enjoy the peace while it lasts! sounds like ur doing a gret job already

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    As pp said it seems like she is getting enough during the day but as for waking at night I was told providing they have regained their birth weight I didn't need to wake my LO at night. But even if they haven't and you wanted to feed her during the night you could try not actually waking her but just get her to feed. Generally if you can stimulate their rooting reflex by rubbing your nipple on their bottom lip they will latch and feed.

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    Default Waking a sleeping baby?

    I ended up waking her, but tonight I'll just leave her then, I wasn't that uncomfortable. I was more worried about supply issues.
    Thanks for the advice ladies


 

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