Re: How much is too much?
It's great that you followed your baby's lead instead of your pediatrician's advice to stretch out your baby's feedings! Because- all due respect to your pediatrician- that was bad advice. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement on Breastfeeding, "After breastfeeding is well established, the frequency of feeding may decline to approximately 8 times per 24 hours, but the infant may increase the frequency again with growth spurts or when an increase in milk volume is desired." Your doc's advice to feed your baby every 4 hours would have resulted in a maximum of 6 feedings in 24 hours, which the AAP says is NOT ENOUGH.
She still eats every 2.5-3 hours like clockwork. I know eating like that is normal but he wants me o try to aim for 4 every 4 hours, we tried that at 2 months and it just didn't work for us.
Please don't worry about your baby's weight. It's totally normal for a breastfed baby to gain weight very rapidly in the first half of the first year. In the second half of the first year the weight gain slows waaay down as the baby becomes mobile and starts investing her calories in motion instead of in chub.
What percentile is your baby in for height? Are her height and weight percentiles similar? If so, all they are saying is that she's proportional.