So he clusterfeeds from 5-7ish, and then he sleeps till sometime btw 2am-4am (usually around 3-3:30). (Nice, right?!)
He's been doing this for at least 3 weeks now, but I am still totally engorged by the time he finally wakes. Then he only nurses well on one side, so the other is still uncomfortably full when he's done. I change his diaper after he finishes the first side to try to wake him up and all, but I really think he's just full after finishing the first breast. (One night he didn't nurse from the second breast at all, and I was super uncomfortable, so I pumped and I got almost four ounces from that side alone, so I guess it would be a lot to expect him to take 8 oz at one time, right?)
So-- will I always be all engorged like that, or will my body ever regulate it like it's supposed to? AND, is it better to let him drain the first breast and not really nurse on the second, or should I stop him like half-way through so he can nurse on the second, too? I do NOT want to pump in the middle of the night. Thanks!