yes and while it sounds as if YOUR milk production ability may be of a level where there is no concern, every mom has a different level of milk production capacity based on many things. This is another reason why one size fits all advice often does not work when talking about breastfeeding.Meg, that's an interesting point about nighttime nursing and supply. I guess I hadn't thought about it because a)we're at 9 months so I think of my supply as pretty established and b)I do still pump during the day (and have good pump output) plus nurse 4 or 5 times during the day. You're right, though, that in general night-weaning is probably not good for supply if you want to make it to a year--which I absolutely do, and beyond. I don't think my pediatrician knows that much about breastfeeding (though she nursed her own kids, I think) but I like her in general.
Its interesting that so much advice that basically revolves around very early child development (weaning, night weaning, starting solids, getting kids into their own beds, etc,) seems to revolve around the idea that the older the child, the more they will object-so night weaning a 9 month old is thus 'harder' then night-weaning a 20 month old basically because the 20 month old is capable of verbally objecting with words. I suspect the average 9 month old would object just as hard if not harder, but are more helpless about getting their needs understood.
I also suggest that good pediatricians who you can fully trust in a crises of your child being truly ill or hurt is worth their weight in gold. I know many moms who stick wiht pediatricians who disagree over parenting issues but who they are happy with and confident in otherwise.