I'm just a couple weeks early but thought I would introduce myself since I was lurking and commented on a post.
My name is Becky. My DD will be one year on Dec 16th. I plan on continuing to nurse her until she self-weans, or turns 2 (maybe, I love it so much, I may go longer), unless AF continues to stay away and we want to TTC before then. I love nursing but it has not been an easy journey for us. Thankfully our problems were mostly diet related and not physical supply or nursing problems. Around 4 weeks Claire started pulling off while nursing to cry, arching her back while nursing and just crying inconsolably. After a few weeks I decided to try a dairy free diet which helped a lot. Eventually the pedi said she had reflux and gave us meds but despite several month of using the meds I still doubt that diagnosis because there was no change while we were using them or when we stopped. The only thing that ever made a difference was my diet and co-sleeping. I ended up giving up dairy, soy, and wheat until she was almost 9 months old. Now I can eat all three and it doesn't seem to bother her but we still have some bad nights where I know one of us ate something that bothers her. The hardest part for me (other than the diet itself) was the lack of support from her first two pediatricians. Especially when she was dropping height and weight percentiles and the pedi suggested adding heavy cream to her baby food and pushing solids which is the opposite of what LLL recommends for a breastfed baby that is having trouble gaining!! We have a great pediatrician now and Claire is gaining again. She even gets to try dairy herself after her birthday although I don't plan on giving her cows milk for some time. Despite everything I love nursing and would do it all again.
Anyway, that's our story so far. Thanks for reading and getting to know us.