My daughter is 7 months old now, and is still exclusively breastfed. I've tried solids, but she's just not interested. She spits them out, make faces, pushes my hand away. My wonderful, supportive pediatrician says that up to 1 year, solids are about new tastes and oral skills, and that breastmilk should be the majority of her diet.
Here's the second component of my dilemna: I've recently gotten my daughter to sleep more at night. (Hooray for Elizabeth Pantley's "No-Cry Sleep Solution"!) Last night she slept from 9 pm until 5 am, when she woke up ready to eat. She hasn't done that since she was 4 months old.
When she was 4 months old, I wasn't worried about long sleep stretches causing a supply drop during the day, because she was still so small and not so active. But now I am worried. If she sleeps for a long time at night, I know that I will adjust and produce less at night. But what about during the daytime? Will I produce enough? Will my daughter still be getting enough to eat, now that she's 7 months, crawling and standing and playing hard all day?
Thanks in advance for any advice or insights you have for me.