Re: What is "normal"
Normal for toddler nursing encompasses everything from kids who are completely weaned to kids who nurse all the time. What matters is whether or not the current level of nursing works for you and your baby. Is he healthy, happy, growing? Are you okay with nursing so much, or are you getting worn down?
"Fly-by" nursing is really normal for a toddler. As his independence and abilities grow, he's going to check in with you for reassurance. A kid who is completely weaned might come in for a hug and a cuddle. A nursing toddler will come in for a hug, a cuddle, and a quick session at the breast. But a toddler's need to check in with mom diminishes with time. As he gets more comfortable venturing out on his own, for longer periods of time, he's not going to run back to you every couple of minutes. Enjoy it while it lasts.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"