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Just when I think I have BF'ing figured out, I worry about something new. Lately I have been wondering if my supply is running low. My LO is now 5 months old and I know she is growing and her appetite is growing too, but I feel like nursing her isnt enough, she is a hungry baby.. I have tried introducing 1st foods but after a few tiny nibbles she cries but behaves as she still wants it. I BF on demand but 45 min to an hour she is hungry again, feeding times are from just a few minutes to about 10 minutes. I have been doing 4 to 5 oz of breast milk that I have stored with 2 tblspns of rice, that does ok but she really seems saatisfied with formula, I give her that sometimes. I pump first thing in moring, and when she is given a bottle. I have noticed that I am pumping less and less out. Is it possible my supply is starting to run low? How can I increase it? Or is it time to just move on to something else, such as the stored milk with rice and then eventually formula? I have worked so hard with BF'ing, it was a struggle for me but I never gave up but I know the most important thing is that my daughter gets what she needs when she needs it. Also, she cant nap as long after nursing compared to when she is fed from a bottle. What should I do?