I've been having the bumpiest road with breastfeeding... to fit all my trials in this post would be a book. However, long story short, my baby's weight gain took a nosedive after I was put on the minipill, and after every possible attempt to get my supply back I ended up on Domperidone (which I am still on). I finally got my pumping output to go from 7-9 ounces in a 12 hour work shift up to 14-16ounces.
My husband usually feeds my son 14 ounces while I am gone (I work overnights, and it's split up into 3 feedings). Baby was starting to finally have a slow but satisfactory weight gain.
However, over thanksgiving break we experimented with my 5-month old son on solids - my sister gave him some after I had just fed him. He inhaled 4 ounces of squash like he was starving. It breaks any mama's heart to know that your tiny underweight baby is starving even after an attempt to breastfeed him. Since then my husband and I decided to start daily solids.
He has been eating about 10 ounces of veggie/fruit puree a day, and is very obviously plumping up before our eyes. He's never looked healthier.
However, I am starting to notice a small but worrisome decrease in my pumping output at work - tonight I am only able to get about 12 ounces instead of my usual 14.
I enjoy seeing some pudge on my sweet boy for once, but am I compromising my milk supply? Am I doing this all wrong? My breastfeeding goal is one year and hopefully no use formula.