Visitor Question: My son is 3 mos. old and will usually sleeps through the night. I however, will wake up every night with a soaked shirt and full breasts. I usually pump for relief. Will I ever get a good night’s sleep again?
Breastfeeding Magazine.com Response: What a beautiful baby boy!
If you want to stop making milk at night, you will need to do whatever you can to stop pumping at night. By doing that, you are telling your body that you still need milk then.
It may be painful for a few days and you may need to pump first thing in the morning, but it is best to wait as long as you can to give your body a chance to adjust.
Don’t forget to use really good nursing pads to help your leaking breaststhroughout the night. That will help you not to wake up due to a wet shirt.
Don’t worry. Your body will adjust and you can start sleeping again! 🙂