My DS is 4 weeks old. We REALLY struggled with establishing breastfeeding and he only really "got it" a few days ago. Prior to that I was pumping 9 times a day with a symphony rented pump and bottle feeding. The past 24 hours was our first with no bottle! He is latching great and I am not having supply issues currently. He is a very good sleeper and will often go 3-4 hours at night two or three times in a row.
Before he was nursing my lactation consultant told me that I shouldn't let my breasts go more than 4 hours without stimulation, so I would pump at every feeding. Because he is now exclusively nursing I want to cut out the pumping. Especially at night. My question is, if he does two 4 hour stretches and only wants to nurse on one side in between, then my other breast will have gone 8 hours without stimulation. Is this going to affect my supply? Should I be pumping that non-nursed on side in the middle of the night?
Me 31, DW 34
Married since 2008. Mom to Teddy, born July 2012.