How do you know if your milk supply is low?
When you're bottle feeding, it's easier to know exactly how many ounces your baby is drinking each day. When you're breastfeeding, this can be more difficult. You can't see exactly how much milk your baby is drinking, so you need to rely on other signs to know if your baby is getting enough milk.
Low milk supply at night
Many parents avoid feeding their babies at night, since it's normal to feel tired and want to sleep. But your body produces more prolactin (the lactation hormone) during night feedings. Therefore, your overall prolactin levels could drop if you skip on night feedings, leading to a low milk supply. Additionally, breast milk tends to have a higher fat content at night, so it's very nutritious for your baby.