Like many aspects of motherhood, breastfeeding is seemingly just another thing you have to do without the help of a manual. Even if you are lucky enough to have mastered your lactation routine, you probably still have a few breast milk questions lingering in the back of your mind. For instance, have you ever questioned if your breast milk output is higher in the morning, or if you're just imagining things? Well, you're definitely not alone.
I'll be the first to admit that — despite highlighting and dog-earing multiple pages in my various parenting how-to books — I really had a limited understanding of why and how breastfeeding works the way it does.
Actually, there are scientific reasons for why you've gone to sleep and woken up to damp sheets and leak pads that didn't quite live up to their end of the bargain. Experts in the fields of medicine and lactation offer several explanations as to why your milk supply output is so much higher in the morning than it is at any other part of the day. So check out some of the surprising and interesting factors that cause your output of breast milk to be higher in the morning, according to science.