I won't bore you by stating the obvious fact that new moms are pretty much always exhausted. And that, combined with a myriad of other new mom struggles, nightly feedings can be a huge pain. But, despite how it feels at two a.m., it's possible to find tips to get through nighttime feedings with your baby that will make the process easier (though not easy. That's just unrealistic.).
In case you find yourself wishing you could skip the nighttime feedings altogether, remember that they're crucial to both your baby's health and your milk supply. According to Today's Parent, nighttime feedings promote the production of prolactin, the hormone that encourages your body to produce more milk. So without the precious nighttime feedings, your supply won't be as full during the day. Eventually, when your baby is old enough to cut out nighttime feedings, you'll know. But when they're small, it's a crucial part of their development.
Despite your exhaustion, somehow the first months of motherhood are some of the memories most moms wish they could re-live when their babies aren't babies anymore. So give yourself grace for the hard nights when all you want is to sleep for longer than 30 minutes at a time, embrace motherhood (exhaustion and all), tell yourself that you've got this, and incorporate a few of these tips into your nighttime routine.