I posted here before about my low milk supply and solids, but I am really feeling discouraged and need some support.
My daughter is 9 1/2 months old. She has never been supplemented with formula. We started solids at 6 months and she was READY. We did baby led weaning, started slowly for the first month with mostly fruits and veggies, and have advanced since. She loves to eat food, and a lot of it.
The first month after solids I did not notice a big supply drop. However, since then her solid intake has gone up more and more. Consequently, my supply dropped. I freaked out and started trying to nurse her more, but this was really hard because she almost seems uninterested in nursing anymore. She nurses once in the morning and I put her to the breast multiple times a day, but it is like wrestling with her to even get her to latch for long enough for my letdown to come. I think she truly nurses and swallows/drinks about 3 times a day, and that's it. The remainder of her calories are from food. It's almost like she self-weaned, very early.
Her growth is great, she is healthy and having normal poops. But my breasts are soft and almost as small as before I was pregnant, my pumping output at work is negligible, and this morning when I changed her diaper it was barely wet, after 10 hours of sleeping (she also started waking up 0-1 times/night about a month ago, on her own, so I imagine my supply drop had something to do with this).
I'm worried about her hydration and nutritional status with so many solids and so little breastmilk. I tried pumping more at work, nursing her more, and taking fenugreek supplements, and nothing has worked. I'm starting to consider formula, if nothing more than to take the stress off of me. I worry about it all the time. I saw a lactation consultant who basically told me not to worry about it, that she is getting plenty of nutrition from solids. She also told me "I hear that you're mourning weaning", which might be true but frankly, I'm worried about not making any milk! Any words of advice or kind thoughts? I've been really stressed about it.