Re: Pumping output decreasing; 8 month old baby
I would probably decrease the amount of solids he is getting to see if he will drink more milk. I would offer a bottle (at daycare) or nursing (at home) before offering solids. He is very young to be replacing nursing sessions with solid foods yet. You want milk to make up the majority of his nutrition at least until the age of one- it has things no combination of solids can give him that his growing brain and body need right now. And I do think it has the potential to diminish your supply if he continues to replace nursing/milk with solid foods.
It's fairly typical for moms to experience a drop in pumping output at this time. You might want to check all your pump parts for wear and tear and maybe replace the disposable parts to be sure you are pumping efficiently. And I'd push nursing when you are together, offer even if he doesn't ask. Definitely before giving solids.
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