Re: Night feedings
I'm not really sure how to say this without it possibly sounding rude but, does it matter? If your baby is nursing for hunger or comfort, at this age both of those functions are equally important to him. 9 months is such a short time to be in this world and it can be really scary. They don't understand that when you walk out of the room you will be coming back. So that comfort is just as important, if not more so to him, than eating. But to answer your question it is totally possible for a seasoned nurser to consume all he needs in a few minutes. My son is an extremely fast eater and always has been. Although he would hang out on the breast half the day or just take the nipple with him everywhere if I let him. Keep in mind as well that breastmilk is an analgesia which is key to a teething baby. So sometimes all they need is a quick sip to dull the pain and off they go.
If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. - Katharine Hepburn