Please can I join you ladies to ask a couple of questions?
My baby girl is 7 weeks old now and she usually feeds every 2 hours during the day but she goes longer if we're out with the pram or in the car. Usually at night she can go 3-4 hours before waking up for a bf but last night she went from 9.30pm to 3.45am. If she does go longer than normal I don't get engorged or anything. Is that normal at 7 weeks or does it mean I'm nor producing enough milk? She has wet and dirty nappies, is growing in length and putting weight on so she's doing well.....
I bf my DD1 for 10 months and remember getting really engorged if she went longer than usual between feeds.
My second question is, I'm due to go back to work when DD2 will be 7.5 months old. I can't remember how many feeds DD1 or DS had at that age, but I want to still be bfing until DD2 is at least a year old. I've got some breastmilk storage bags and was going to start expressing when DD2 is about 6 months old, so I've got some in the freezer so I don't have to worry about having to express when I first go back to work and am getting used to working again. Will this be ok to do this or will I not have much milk to express by then as DD2 will be very effective at getting what she needs from me by then.
Yes its normal, most ladies find their supply has settled down by this point and can adjust quite quickly to going longer at night etc. I never experienced engorgement, aside from in the first few days with my others and only have with this baby (even now). xx
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