Anyway we are going on holidays soon and I'd like DH to do some night feeds while he's not working (he works away a lot and is in a very high pressured job so I do night feeds normally, plus I have the boobs hehe and not really keen to express although I have before)
You are in a high pressured job and need sleep too.
I sometimes skipped a night feed by doing the bedtime feed at 6.30, then expressing at 7.45 and going straight to sleep at 8.00. Then my mum would do the first feed and I'd wake again and do the second (3ish) so at least I'd have 7 hours straight of sleep.
I felt pretty full by the second feed and I could hear DS going "gulp gulp gulp", but I never had any problems with mastitis from doing that.
Later on (around 9 months) I stopped night feeds for about 6 weeks (to try to fix a sleeping problem) then started again for 6 weeks (due to a series of ear infections) then stopped again and had no issues with supply either way. Do you feed lying down? Would it help to have your DH bring your son in for the feed and then settle him, so you can feed without even waking up 100%.
Anyway good luck and be prepared for your cycle to come back. When I stopped overnight feeds my cycle came back straight away - I was on holidays and I was not prepared at all.
Edited by meggs1, 28 November 2012 - 09:37 AM.