I need some help. I am crushed right now. My son will be 8 months old on the 16th. He is eating solids now, but I still breastfeed. I pump 2-3 times a day at work and nurse him the rest of the time. My milk has decreased lately when pumping, but that has happened before several times. My son is still able to get enough when he nurses, so I have not worried much about not making enough. However, my period just started. Does that mean my body is weaning itself? Do I have to buy formula now? I still want to nurse him. I do no want to stop right now. I am heartbroken. I only send 2 bottles to daycare with him so those are the only feedings that would have have to be supplemented. Do I just wean totally or can I send half milk/half formula to daycare then nurse him the rest of the time while keeping up my pumping routine at work? Maybe I am making too much of this, too. Does having my period back mean my body is done making milk? For those fo you who have supplemented, did your baby take the formula well? Did they want to go back to the breast?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.