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My DD is 4.5 mo and I just don't feel as full as I used to. The only time my breasts are really hard and uncomfortable is if she sleeps a decent stretch through the night. Used to happen every 2-3 hours. (She still nurses every 2 hours in the daytime, and 2-3 times at night).<br><br>
Also I don't leak as much. At the beginning I needed to change pads several times a day. Now I don't even need pads!!<br><br>
Is this normal? Is my supply just meeting her demand now? She is gaining pretty well so I guess it's ok but it feels weird not to be all uncomfortable and leaky <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Consider yourself becoming more comfortable from now on! It's a nice thing....Congrats on going 4.5 months!!!!
 

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Thanks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I remember when I was first nursing her I couldn't even hold her against my chest because it hurt so bad!<br><br>
Nursing really DOES get better as you go. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> No end in sight for us!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Sounds normal to me. Trust your body that it knows how much your baby needs. Many moms when they don't feel full start supplementing but it is just your smart body knowing how to feed your baby. Enjoy your little one!
 

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same thing has happened to me. i was complaining in my mama's group that my breasts are all soft now, and floppy. i kind of liked the lift that i was getting from engorgement!
 

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Totally normal. Your body is figuring out how much she needs and when. It's just your hormones and milk production getting regulated.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Totally normal. Your body is figuring out how much she needs and when. It's just your hormones and milk production getting regulated.</div>
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It's hard not to worry when you're a new mom! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> It sounds like your body knows exactly what it's doing! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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That is EXACTLY what happened to me, right at 4.5 months! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Yep, absolutely normal. No worries <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Perfect example of supply and demand. Sounds like y'all got it down perfectly.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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