There is no rule about weaning at a year. The AAP recommends a minimum of a year, and the WHO recommends a minimum of 2 years. The longer you nurse, the better it is for both baby, and YOU! longer bfing reduces the risk of breast cancer, cervical cancer, rhumetoid arthritus, and many other things in YOU. So there are reasons to continue...not to mention ALL the benefits to your child.
If you'd like to know more about nursing past a year, feel free to joing the breastfeeding toddlers group on cafemom. You can find a link on my homepage.
at 1:51 PM on Jun. 20, 2008