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When will I be able to stop giving night feeds?

There is no absolute answer to this question. They may disappear by 6 weeks it might take 6 months. It is important to remember that your baby isn’t getting you up in the night for no reason!

Your body releases hormones during the night which can improve the quality of the night feed so take advantage of them, the demand keeps up your milk supply which helps to meet the needs of your growing baby. Soon enough you will be able to complete the entire feed in only 10 minutes.

A handy tip for this is to try and keep the lights down low so you can attempt to stay half asleep and also, change the baby’s nappy before the feed. This way you will not need to disrupt them when they are settled!



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