Re: Made it to 1 year, he drinks like a newborn again!
Totally frustrating! And totally normal. A lot of babies are more interested in solids at <1 year than right after the first birthday. It makes sense when you think about growth- an 8 or even a 10 month-old baby is growing a lot faster than a 12+ month-old baby. And it also makes sense when you think about development, and what a baby can do. At 6-12 months the baby is much less mobile and capable than a toddler, who is suddenly into all sorts of distracting activities. So not only is it hard for solids to hold his attention, but he feels the need to reconnect with mom as he becomes significantly more independent.
Just be patient, offer lots of healthy choices, don't succumb to offering only the foods you know your child loves and will eat because that's how you create a picky eater, and keep nursing. Your LO will get more interested in solids and less interested in your milk as time goes on.
I totally understand being impatient for your period to return, but it's still early to expect it. The average time until return of fertility in a nursing mom is something like 15 months, so you have some time to go. If you are really, really impatient for your period to return, reducing nursing sessions will probably get you there faster- but it comes at the price of limiting the use of your best mothering tool!
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"