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Okay all you momma's, I need some advice. I am going through a little bit of a rough time here and I really don't know what to do. I apologize in advance if this gets too long! I am currently exclusively breastfeeding my son who is now 7 1/2 months old. I tried to intoduce solids a little while ago and he just really doesn't want anything to do with it. I can accept that, however, I am still nursing every 2-3 hours a day and at least 2-3 times a night. I am completely exhausted and am literally withering away! I have always had an incredibly fast metabolism and have been thin my whole life, but now I am having a hard time keeping up with the demands of my baby. I am at my thinnest I have ever been since probably I was in junior high (5'8 and 103 lbs!). My friends and family are worried over my appearance and frankly, I am too. I know that I am not making the best choices as far as food goes, but when you have 3 kids under the age of 4 to take care of, I just tend to grab what I can. Anyways, everyone (except my hubbie) thinks I should at least supplement one bottle before bed and that should, in theory, eliminate 3 feedings and allow my body to get some rest. My husband, on the other hand, thinks that there is other alternatives besides giving formula, but just doesn't know what. So I guess I am asking, what would you do if you were in my shoes? Mind you that since I have never had the need to give him a bottle, we would also have to introduce him to that as well. I don't want to completely wean him onto formula, just one bottle a day. I just don't know what to do.