You need to wake her up and feed her she is not getting the nutrition she needs. Create an account or log in to participate. Pregnant 6 times, I have only 1 child. And if she's younger than about 6 weeks, she really shouldn't be getting any bottles. Are you sure you want to delete your discussion? I've started to dream feed my baby. 8 hours is just way too long. 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. Here's what you need to know about how often and how long to breastfeed your baby. 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 pump before bed as a routine, but I never knew anyone to wake up to pump, etc. Even if your baby is eating from a bottle, your body doesn’t know that. Use of this site is subject to our terms of use and privacy policy. The average baby will eat every 2-3 hours. And he'll then happily play for another half hour, making about 12 hours of no-eating. Feeding frequently in the early days and weeks helps make sure you have a good milk supply. I set my alarm for 2 am and then she'll wake up around 4:30-5am to nurse. 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. Don’t allow more than one five-hour period to pass without pumping during your baby’s first two weeks of life. 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. And if the baby gets a bottle instead of nursing, it’s important to pump around the same time. 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? There is no need to wake up to pump. This action cannot be undone. 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. My LC told me to try not to go longer than 3 hours. 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). You can certainly take advantage and pump for your stash, but it's not necessary for your supply. reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts. However during the first 4 months i religiously got up and pumped every 3 hours and up to 5 hours at night. This discussion is archived and locked for posting. I don't even go 8 hours without eating. At first it can be uncomfortable but your body will regulate itself. Are you sure you want to delete your comment? 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. My baby is 5 months old. 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. Learn more about. 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. Feeding cues; 2017 Sep [cited 2018 Feb]. © 2020 Everyday Health, Inc. 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. I am in pain after 6 hours of not pumping/nursing. Good routines take time to establish, and it pays to start soon, when baby is as young as 12 to 14 weeks. I don't do it. What to Expect has thousands of open discussions happening each day. The breastfeeding class I went to said to feed at least every 3 hours so that is what I was going to do dangit! 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. I recommend that you don’t go more than three hours during the day without nursing or pumping. Use of this site is subject to our terms of use and privacy policy. I gave her the pacifier and she fell right back asleep until 3:50 a.m., without crying at all. 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. i’ve always... Find advice, support, and good company (and some stuff just for fun). I am still waking every 3 hours to pump and am tired of being so tired during the day. Many babies who are born full-term and are healthy can go through the night without a feeding by about 6 months. DD is 6 months and is EBF (just introduced solids a week ago). Are you sure you want to delete your comment? What is the longest stretch you can go at night without nursing or pumping without risking your supply? Archived discussions are usually a bit older and not as active as other community content. I agree with other PP. 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. Overnight if she goes 5-6 hour without a feed that's okay, but you need to make sure you wake her up. I really want to sleep at night and LO sleep s 7-8 hours and is 2 months old. However, breast milk alone is not enough to meet your baby's nutritional needs beyond 6 months of age. We strive to provide you with a high quality community experience. This educational content is not medical or diagnostic advice. This discussion is archived and locked for posting. I wouldn't allow it to go any longer than 4 hours between feedings in the day. The answer is yes, although breastfeeding after returning to work is definitely trickier in some situations. I don't know if that's right or not though. Most 2 year-olds will sleep for 11 to 12 hours at night, with 1 or 2 naps in the daytime. 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. Please whitelist our site to get all the best deals and offers from our partners. Please whitelist our site to get all the best deals and offers from our partners. 1. 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. Two-year-old sleep needs. My supply has been great and my body has just learned that's when I demand milk. I go back to work this coming week and am wondering what advise you mama’s have. Breastfeeding is a natural thing to do, but it still comes with its fair share of questions. 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: 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. 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! Your body will regulate milk production to match lo's routine. Thanks. 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. Assess your breastfeeding status. 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? It's long,  please bear with me. Read on for tips on how to make it work for you and your baby. I exclusively pump and have gone 10 hours during the night between pumping sessions. But they may not sleep more than 1 to 2 hours at a time. What is the longest you ladies are going without BF or pumping? Most babies who are getting breast milk should not be fed infant formula in the first few days. © 2020 Everyday Health, Inc. Babies will sleep for around 12 to 15 hours in total after their first birthday. Dr Jack Newman, a Canadian paediatrician explains: I exclusively pump and have gone 10 hours during the night between pumping sessions. So, being the attentive mom I was I set an alarm exactly 5 hours from the time he woke up at night. 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. Some nights she sleeps from 1 to 7 and i breastfeed her then or sometimes its 1 to 9 just depends. I usually nurse my LO between 9 and 10pm. Sleep requirements for 3 to 4 year-olds. Generally, newborns sleep about 8 to 9 hours in the daytime and about 8 hours at night. 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. There’s more stuff to manage, and more potential interruptions. Baby needs milk still!” A breast fed baby should be nursing every 1-3 hours. Breastfeeding counsellors have had extensive training, will listen without judging or criticising and will offer relevant information and suggestions. Hi. Newborns have tiny tummies and so need to feed frequently. Create an account or log in to participate. I pump at 8,12,4, nurse at 10&5. My LC said 4-5 hours max. My history; - 2week miscarriage 2011- 4 week miscarriage 2015- Successful 36week  pregnancy, she's 4.5 years old. 1114 p. reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts. If she doesn't need to nurse, no need to pump. So going longer than 4-5 hours without nursing or pumping is likely to cause supply issues. Then I feed her at 6 before I leave for work at 6:45. Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd. On the days I’m home she nurses every 2 hours. About 10 when I want to go to bed I grab him and nurse him. This action cannot be undone. In dire situations I have quickly used a … My LO is 4.5 month sleeps about 10-11 hours at night. Of course lo is an early riser and likes to start her day at 6 am. ^^ sorry I should mention that it didn't affect my supply. What is the longest you ladies are going without BF or pumping? Another option is a hand pump. Once you start pumping, it's important to know how to safely store your expressed milk. What to Expect has thousands of open discussions happening each day. Most nights he doesn't even wake but I get to go to bed and sleep longer without getting uncomfortable. Are you sure you want to delete your discussion? The views expressed in community are solely the opinions of participants, and do not reflect those of What to Expect. We work hard to share our most timely and active conversations with you. Making your Working and Breastfeeding Life Easier 8. Many moms find it easier to focus on their daily total rather than pumping at a set time each day. Call her doctor and get her weighed. The answer depends on the baby’s individual temperament, as well as his age. Shared custody and breastfeeding is possible. The views expressed in community are solely the opinions of participants, and do not reflect those of What to Expect. Avoid going longer than 5-6 hours without pumping during the first few months. 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. Learn more about. You have to pump to tell your body, “Yes! Most children aged 3 or 4 will need about 12 hours sleep, but this can range from 8 hours … :). Follow Your Baby's Cues to Start a Nursing-Free Nap Routine. Anonymous. Here are some tips to help get you to the job on time. My baby is 5 months old. There is no way I could go 8 or more hours due to the pain. Let ur baby do the demanding. 2016 - Blighted Ovum 2019- 8 week miscarriage 2019- Stillborn at 30... so i introduced my daughter to cow’s milk about 3 weeks ago. Plus, I leak like crazy starting at around 6 hours. If your baby is just a few weeks old, you may feel breastfeeding … I've been doing this for 2 weeks and my supply is great. I can't imagine waking up in the night when not needed! This educational content is not medical or diagnostic advice. As your child grows, they will need to eat a complete diet that includes healthy snacks and … The longest I have gone without pumping is about 6 hours at night. 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. Ditto pp re a battery pack for the pump. Just go with what your daughters asking for. I try not to go longer than 4-4 1/2 hours. If you're breastfeeding, on demand, don't wake to pump, enjoy your sleep. Newborn babies should breastfeed 8–12 times per day for about the first month. Nursing your baby to sleep is not a bad thing to do! If you're not giving the milk you're pumping I'd definitely stop waking up at night to pump if baby is sleeping. Many moms feel guilty for nursing their baby to sleep. 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