Julie - posted on 05/20/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )
I am a mom to a 6 month old girl. Breastfeeding has been going extremely well since the beginning. I started feeding her some solid food around a month ago and now my supply seems to be drying up. I used to be able to pump 6-8 oz a day on top of what I was feeding her (which I was using for her cereal and when I needed to leave her with her Dad). Now I can barely pump 3 and today not even 1 oz! My daughter has been sick lately and has actually lost weight from her 4 month checkup and was having urate crystals... so now I am concerned that my supply is drying up. I was thinking that I should scale back a bit from solids and give her more milk to make sure she is getting everything she needs. Could my supply be the reason she is losing weight? She sleeps through the night and I wonder if this is also wreaking havoc with my supply. I am not ready to stop breastfeeding... I really don't want to give her formula. Help! Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!