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    Yet another BF question.

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    When your child starts sleeping through the night, does your body eventually stop making milk in the night?
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    When night feedings are skipped or taken out it signals the hypothalamus and pituitary gland to decrease milk production, but only for the feedings skipped. After you've done this over a period of time (say a couple weeks) the body will adapt to this feeding schedule and your breasts won't be full. You'll still have milk, just not a full supply during that time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by libertine View Post
    When night feedings are skipped or taken out it signals the hypothalamus and pituitary gland to decrease milk production, but only for the feedings skipped. After you've done this over a period of time (say a couple weeks) the body will adapt to this feeding schedule and your breasts won't be full. You'll still have milk, just not a full supply during that time.
    What she said.

    I woke my daughter to eat at night to try to keep my period away. Unfortunately it didn't work very long and it came back even with me feeding her every 2 - 3 hours all night .
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    For most people with time the let-downs adjust to your baby's feeding schedule, so it is highly likely. Breastmilk is pretty much supply and demand.

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