Re: How often do your toddlers nurse?
All children have their own growth curve and nursing patterns. They can also comfort nurse and not get that much milk out. There are a lot of developmental things that happen around 15 and 18 months that can lead to an increased frequency in nursing.
My daughter is about 20 months old and nurses like your friend's child. But there are other children that age and younger that only nurse at nap time and bed time. I'm trying not to be offended by you saying that "that's an awful lot of nursing." Maybe yes, maybe no. They tend to nurse for a lot less time at that age.
Good for your friend for meeting her daughter's needs despite our societies issues with breastfeeding.
Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months