That is entirely up to you.
Some will tell you one year, some will tell you longer. Some will tell you to let the child self-ween, some will point out that many children only self-ween once peers are making fun of them.
I will tell you that the most health benefits to the baby (vs. formula) occur in the first 2 weeks and that any length of time is great!
Picture yourself nursing a bigger infant. Picture a toddler tugging on your shirt. Picture a pre-schooler wanting to nurse. When you don't like the picture, you'll know when you should stop. Figure it out now and plan ahead.
at 3:13 PM on Jul. 14, 2008