Sudden no engorgement

Hello mummies, my baby is coming to 3 months. Yesterday my milk supply was alright but suddenly this morning I can no longer feel my engorgement and breast suddenly feel soft. No more leaking and when I pump I can only get less than half than what I normally get. Does it mean that my milk supply has drop? Like how come sudden one night can change so much in my milk supply. I don’t really pump, mostly latch on demand. Just worried that my baby won’t get enough. I’ve read that could be many possibilities like pregnant, menses will be coming back,stress, tired, lack of water, not eating enough or maybe my breast is already regulate to the amount that my baby needs. So my baby usually poops 3-5 times a day. Is that the only way to tell whether is my baby getting enough milk? What can I do to make sure I have enough or slightly more for my baby? Power pump? Or increase my pump after latching baby? Thanks in advance!

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Super Mum

Once your breasts have regulated you won't have the engorged feeling anymore and it's a good thing! Less likely to get mastitis. You can check baby's weight over a few weeks, as long as it goes up constantly there's no worry. It's very unlikely that you don't have enough for your baby, your baby will keep demanding for milk if still hungry. Don't worry and take care!

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Your breast supply is most likely regulating to your baby’s needs! You can pump after latching to try and increase supply / store for future growth spurts. But I would stress too much about it. At 3mo, it could also be that baby has grown to be very efficient at drinking and at ‘draining the boob’. So latching shorter time doesn’t mean drinking less

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Yes, diaper output would be a good indicator if baby is feeding well. Power pump is a good way to increase supply, pumping 10-15mins after latching would help too. But i wouldnt worry too much if baby is latching well, and your milk supply would've regulated by now.

4y ago

My sudden soft breast freaks me out! I thought I might not have enough anymore 😅


Take food that can increase your supply and do power pump!