How often does/did your 8-9 month old nurse?
My first was a boobie monster and seriously nursed every 2 hours until 2 years old. This one, not so much. She's settled into about every 4 hours, though sometimes in the day she'll go longer if we get busy and we're out and about. Then I'll notice the time and make her nurse. Sometimes she will, sometimes she rejects.
This is seriously new territory for me. DD1 only ever rejected nursing ONE time in her almost 3 years of nursing and it was after a fall where she broke her elbow and we didn't know yet it was broken. Now DD2 rejects on a regular basis!
So I'm curious how often other 8-9 month olds are nursing. I'm trying to decide if I should encourage more, or let her back off. I'm afraid if I let her back off as much as she wants she'll be weaned by a year and I don't want her to wean that early. So I don't think I'm comfortable with letting her go longer than 4 hours except maybe here and there. But I can watch the clock and encourage more if she's already backing off too much. Some of those nursings are very, very short and seem to be more for comfort to go to sleep.