I am just curious what any BTDT working moms have done with respect to solids while away from baby at work.
My daughter is 7 months old, and we are doing BLS. She nurses approximately every 45 minutes or so when I am home with her and she is awake. Right now, I am offering solids at dinner only during the work week. She nurses right before solids, and right after she finishes. I mostly let her eat what she wants solids-wise, but with certain foods, like our homemade guacamole and steamed broccoli, she will eat and eat and eat and eat, so I do sort of hold her back a little with those!
Anyway, she really enjoys solids. I am trying to decide when would be good to start leaving "lunch" for her. I do not at all want to encourage her to wean, but I am sort of thinking about a potential 9 month pump slump, and whether or not it might help to maybe have a solid meal while I am at work to cover any minor shortfalls. I know nothing guarantees I will slump then, but I am a fairly low-average pumper. She drinks 12 oz every day, and I pump anywhere from 10-12 oz at work. If I start adding a little lunch, maybe she will get by on 10 oz if that becomes necessary? I nurse on demand at home and cosleep/nurse all night.
Either way, if my pumping stays the same, she does seem to want to taste things during other mealtimes now. Any thoughts? Thanks, everyone!