Hi Mrs.Ankita Bhatt,
Thank you for posting your query on healthcaremagic.com and giving us this opportunity to clarify your doubts on such an important topic.
Well, as per the recommendations, it is advisable to continue exclusive breastfeeding
for 6 months and then wean off gradually on top feeds. But since you are working, you can extract your milk and keep some in the fridge(where it can stay till 24hrs in an air-tight container) and whoever is with the baby can keep feeding the same milk at regular intervals.
I noticed one more problem you mentioned which is that you are now getting less milk too. Actually, maximum milk secretion happens by 5 to 6 months. The more you feed your baby, the more milk you will get. So, even if you extract milk and keep, it is as good as feeding the baby. Besides, there is nothing better than mother's milk to the baby. But, in case you want to start the baby on top feeds, it is better to give cow's milk or any of these commercially available preparations (like lactogen, nan-1, etc.) By around 5 to 6 months, you can start the baby on rice water and dal water. Meanwhile, you have to monitor how well your baby is growing physically and developmentally. Let me also take this opportunity to mention about the importance of immunisation at this age. You must see your pediatrician
regularly as per his recommendations.
Hope I have been successful in clearing all your doubts and I will also be always available for you in case of further queries. Take care and stay healthy...