We've been doing BLW with my DD since 6 months. She's breastfed, and I can't express (or not express much: with a lot of work, like 2 weeks working up to it and all the hands-on expressing stuff and techniques I found online, I can get about 1.5 ounces in 30 minutes). Until the last week, she really wasn't actually ingesting much when she ate, but all of a sudden food appears to now be going down.
She also appears to be getting thirsty with her meals. I know other people who give expressed milk, but that's not an option for me. Is water okay? Or should I be giving her formula to drink? So far I've just been nursing before and after meals, but I imagine as she eats more, I don't want to have to stop in the middle and nurse!