We were at my MIL's for Christmas when I told her about how much I was looking forward to nursing our upcoming child and had joined these forums. She said something along the lines of how some of you ladies are a little "over-zelous" since there's "no nutritive value in BFing past 1 year"! I struggled so hard to not laugh right in her face! I was thinking, what, does breastmilk suddenly loose all its nutition and become white water at the "magical" age of one?
My daughter (whom I wasn't able to nurse past 2 weeks, long story) is almost one now and I'm trying really hard to get her off formula (expensive!) and onto solids (much less expesive) and she just doesn't seem satified until she's had her bottle. I know that with baby #2, when I reach this point I won't have to worry about solid intake at all, since breastmilk is baby's perfect food for the whole first year and is the best possible supplement well on into the second and later years of life.