Night feeds have many advantages:
- Your milk supply will be established sooner
- The chance of engorgement is reduced and this therefore helps prevent nipple damage
- Promotes quality sleep for mother, due to the hormones released whilst breastfeeding
- Your breasts will feel more comfortable and you will therefore sleep better
- As adequate milk supply will be maintained for your baby
You may find it easier to adapt to night feeds if you are able to rest during the day whenever possible.