Ok I may be crazy (thats a good bet..lol) but I had been wondering why I was having breast pain, lower supply, much lower morning pumping...ect...
I was trying everything to up my suppy or keep it the way it was when this morning at 4 AM I had a thought.
I have been sleeping FLAT on my tummy the last 2-3 nights with my breast pressed against the mattress. I was wondering if that was making a milk issue? Well from 4 AM until 7:30 or so I slept on my back and then when I pumped I got much more it is going back up... I seem to still have a clogged duct, but it is hurting less so it must be getting better...
Ok ladies do you think the flat tummy sleeping was the cause?
Absolutely! Compression can cause less milk production. Also, it can cause clogged ducts.
I had problems sleeping on my stomach the entire time I was nursing, it just didn't work out. It broke my heart at first, because before pregnancy, I was a tummy sleeper, and I expected to return to that after my stomach wasn't huge with baby. But nope. So it sounds like a strong possibility from what you described.
The same thing happened to me. I LOVE LOVE LOVE to sleep on my tummy but I make a point not to sleep there because of supply issues. It sucks but I bet if you try sleeping on your side or back it will make a difference. Good luck mama.