I started my son on solids at 6 months- cereals, fruits, and veggies; we added meat and beans (mostly lentils) around 6.5 months. He is an amazing eater and can really plow through solids- he can eat a whole banana in one sitting! Anyway, I've noticed that his interest in nursing has really gone downhill. He is in daycare full time, but I go down to nurse him. He used to eat every 2 hours, but is now only eating 1-3 times during the work day and he often doesn't eat very much.
I thought about trying to go down every 3 hours, but he just doesn't show much interest when he's eaten recently. Now it's starting to happen at home too; this weekend, he just wasn't eating all that well and he actually refused bfing on Saturday, which ended up in a 5 hour block of him not eating (we didn't have solids with us, so he did eat a little bread, but that's it).
I know that some of my angst is from not wanting him to wean until he is at least a year old, but I'm also concerned about his nutrition. I want to make sure he is still getting the benefit of my breastmilk.
I'm a first time mom, so I have no idea if this is normal. I'd love it if other moms would share what the impact of introducing solids was with their baby's breastfeeding.