Do breasts need time to refill?

Despite views to the contrary, breasts are never truly empty. Milk is actually produced nonstop—before, during, and after feedings—so there’s no need to wait between feedings for your breasts to refill. In fact, a long gap between feedings actually signals your breasts to make less, not more, milk.

How can I make my breasts refill faster?

Ways to empty your breasts more frequently:
  1. Add in extra breastfeeding sessions. …
  2. Take a nursing vacation or pumping holiday. …
  3. Increase the amount of middle-of-the-night feeds. …
  4. Avoid pacifiers if possible. …
  5. Add in extra pumping sessions. …
  6. Pump the other breast while your baby is nursing.