Hi all - my daughter is 8m 1w. I work full time and pump 4x a day. We started solids at 6 m, very slowly. Today, she gets 2 containers 2x a day, 5 days a week. She gets nothing at night or on the weekends w/me. She cosleeps, sort of by default, because she wakes frequently and cosleeping is the best arrangement for that.
Starting a 6 months, my output decreased from 18oz over those 4 pumps, to about 10-12 oz. But I send her w/15oz, so I have to pump on the weekends to make up the difference.
I already eat oatmeal every day, take Go Lacta 3x a day, and do a power pump session on weekends. I replaced my pump motor and thought it was that, but it continues to go down.
She doesn't seem overly bothered by this except at bedtime, when she is fussy and continually pulls off in frustration. Some nights, I have to nurse her to sleep standing/walking to distract her.
I didn't think 2 containers would affect my supply and based on responses to a previous post on the solids board, neither did the ladies here. I'm not sure what I should do.
I'm so close to a year, yet so far. My worry is compounded by her dairy and soy protein intolerances, plus I don't *want* to give her anything by BM. I would be more inclined to go w/the flow (pardon the pun) if I didn't have to send bottles to daycare. I could send more solids, but I imagine that would worsen the problem.
Thanks for your support and any advice you have.