When I go to the ped, the nurses are all excited that my son is so big and entirely breastfed. (We went to the 4 mo appt today and he's just over 20lbs). But they really nag about how long he eats and how often. When I say "he eats when he's hungry until he's not hungry any longer", they really want to know for how long... I think more out of a "well, how are we gonna put that in the system?" standpoint, more than a really wanting me to be on a schedule, so I'm not really going to find a new pediatrician over that. But I was just wondering if anyone knows a number I can make up that will make them happy? I don't even have a rough estimate of how long or how often, and they give me strange looks. It's so different every day and every time. Or should I just stick with my current answer? I honestly wouldn't care as much if I didn't have to stand there holding an annoyed baby and making up answers, so I'm going to try to be prepared next time.
If you made it to the end of that and actually understand whatever it is that my point was, I'm impressed. So basically, I'm wondering what everyone else says or would say in the same situation.