I have a 7 1/2 month old who has been eating solid foods for the past couple of months, and I have no idea how often I am supposed to be breastfeeding her during the day. My pediatrician told me at her 6-month well-baby visit that she should eat 5 times in 24 hours, which translates to a feeding every 4 to 5 hours. However, she has gotten into the bad habit of waking up twice a night (every 4 hours) to nurse, even though I have been told that she does not nutritionally need middle-of-the-night feedings. So...if I start trying to get her to sleep for 8 hours at a stretch, does that mean that I should breastfeed her more frequently during the day to still get in 5 feedings in 24 hours?!? Help! I haven't been able to find any sort of resource for this type of information, and now my husband has me worried that our baby is not getting enough to eat when I feed her every 4 hours during the day.