He currently feeds morning, lunch, mid afternoon, bed time and then still give a dream feed at 11pmish as we have just got him to sleep through the night and a bit nervous that if we drop it he'll start waking again. Too many feeds? He never really asks for them but feeds well when offered.
I'm feeding between 5 and 8 times a day - and I just had to tot that up because I don't normally count! I make sure I offer regularly because although he eats well he's still not too good at drinking, even with the doidy cup, and I want to make sure he gets enough fluid. Somnetimes he will take the breast and drink well, sometimes not. I just go with the flow. I'm just expecting that as he eats more and gets better with the cup the BF will just start to drop back naturally.
Ds1 had 3 at 8 months- breakfast, 4ish and before bed. Think it does depend on how much they eat though. He dropped the 4pm one at 9 months and breakfast feed at 1 was just more interested in eating something than breastfeeding!
Thanks for your replies. He has 3 meals a day but sometimes doesn't eat much at all. Reason for asking is he's a big boy! I haven't bothered having him weighed but his 32 week check is coming up and fear a "telling off" when he is weighed!