Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-04-2009, 09:08 AM   #1
Registered Users
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posts: 61
Baby sleeping thru the Night but I'm engorged

My 4 month old has been sleeping through the night for over a month now. I feed him at 7:30, he's out by 8 and wakes at 6am to eat again.

That's a long time between feedings. Sometimes, I'll wake him at 10 to top him off so I'm not so engorged in the morning but really, how long does it usually take for things to even out and I don't wake up engorged?

How long did it take you?

(I have a pump and I'm willing to pump before bed (which I do sometimes too).)


jfoell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 09:59 AM   #2
ChicanaCoqueta's Avatar
Registered Users
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Pancho
Posts: 1,857
My Mood:
Re: Baby sleeping thru the Night but I'm engorged

I think it took a week or so. If you keep pumping you'll keep supplying. If you want to pump before bed then you're going to have to continue that so you don't keep getting engorged.
OR, you can stop that extra pumping session and at first just do it so that you take the edge off. I find that pumping even 1 - 2 ounces helps, then stop pumping and it should level off in a few days/1 week or so


and lucky you, STTN
City-dwelling tree hugger Mama to Tlaloc, growing so fast (May '08)
Swagbucks Everybody's doing it
ChicanaCoqueta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2009, 05:52 PM   #3
Carolina Kel's Avatar
Carolina Kel
Registered Users
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Down South! :)
Posts: 139
My Mood:
Re: Baby sleeping thru the Night but I'm engorged

I'm an EP'er, so YMMV.

I pump at 11:30PMish, and then at 5AM when DH gets up to head off to work Usually, wee-man is out by 9PM, we dream-feed him a bottle at 11ish, and he's good until the morning.
Carolina Kel
Yankee by birth, Southern girl at heart, Army Wife & Girlfriend by accident!
* Grad student * Sgt. Squirrel's wife * Eirik's mama * Trystam's girlfriend *
Be your friend's true friend. Return gift for gift. Repay laughter with laughter.
Carolina Kel is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2018 VIX-WomensForum LLC. All Rights Reserved.