My toddler has always gotten whenever he wanted and it's never been set times. Well, from he was born until he was 15 months or so he fed every 2 hours, so that was pretty "set".
And he fed often and many times a day until he was pretty big, 18-20 months or so. Now he's usually too busy during the day.
He hardly wants his afternoon feed now, sometimes he'll have a few minutes. But the long ones (15-20 min.) are bedtime and wake up.
But it's really something that has got to work for you, everybody is different.
I've been wondering about my toddler's teeth too. We're going for a well-baby (well-child?) visit in about a month and I was wondering about asking the nurse if I should take him to the dentist this year. He won't be called in until next year when he's three. But I was wondering if we should check it out earlier. I know what kellymom says though, and it does give me peace about it.
I just love the bedtime feeding in the bedroom, and having this cuddly, sleepy "baby" (2 yo. next week) on my lap and putting him to bed and singing. I'd hate to interrupt it with brushing teeth. We brush before we go into the bedroom of course. I kinda hope he weans before we have to start brushing after.
amayzie, love that pic of Pink!
And I'm so happy we live in a place where nursing in public actually IS concidered completely normal. I've nursed my toddler in public recently, and will again if he wants to.