And does it mean baby will wean early?
Emma is 11 mos, lost a lot of weight at first and I almost lost my milk supply by 10 days because she was not nursing effectively (posterior tongue tie). It took about 4 weeks of pumping/supplementing to get her back to exclusively breastfeeding. Since then, I have struggled to maintain a good milk supply, and it got even worse when I started ovulating again. Serious supply dips every month. I starting taking More Milk Plus last week, and have barely noticed an increase this time around. This usually works in just a couple of days for me.
Her weight gain has always been on the low side, but I'm not worried about that, because all of my 4 girls are small. But now, she is not peeing as much. She is not wet most mornings when she wakes, and for about an hour afterwards. We do co-sleep and she nurses at least 2x a night, generally around 2 and then about 5/6. Some nights lots more, of course. She nurses at least every 2 hours during the day, lots of times, hourly. Since she turned 9 mos or so, she only nurses about 5/10 minutes at a time, and seems to be satisfied. She will eat anything I put in front of her, but I try to feed her just 2x a day, then an occasional cracker or puffs or something. She gets a sippy of water with her meals/snacks, and drinks a couple of ounces at a time.
I guess, what's concerning me most is the slowing down of wet diapers (she still poos 2x a day), not seeming as interested in nursing, and the fact that I worked 3 days last week and could only pump 2 oz each time. Oh, and she no longer nurses to sleep, just likes to be rocked. Now I know all of this can be normal, I am a Peer Counselor, and quite knowledgable about BF. But, I'm still concerned.
I think my biggest concern is her weaning early. I can feed her lots of food, but I don't want her to wean. I typically nurse until 3 or so, and that is my goal this time.
Am I concerned for nothing? Should I continue to take steps to increase my milk? Will she wean early if I let her decide to take the lead, and stop offering every couple of hours?