My girls had a well visit today and my ped. seemed really surprised that DD2 is nursing 5-6 times a day (sometimes more). She said she should really be down to nursing 3x. My older daughter was bottle fed due to serious BF issues and was still taking 4-5 bottles a day at this time, so I feel like 3 nursing sessions is low. Maybe it's because DD is huge? She's 22 lbs (90%) and 28 inches (57%).
Otherwise the ped is very supportive of BF, so I know she's not going to try to get us to wean at 12 months (the patient before us mentioned in the waiting room that she nursed until over 2 and I heard the ped praising that to her assistant) and she has never once mentioned formula to me, even suggested cutting dairy and soy to help with her stomach issues when she was little. Just surprised that she's suggesting 3 nursing sessions.
Is this average at 9 months?