My daughter weaned early - and I was at home with her, loved nursing and just couldn't convince her to keep going. She did use a pacifier and preferred it over nursing for comfort, but it was definitely her choice to stop nursing, I was so sad when I realized that she was essentially weaning herself. It wasn't a strike, it was very gradual, she just dropped a feeding here and there, started sleeping thru the night more and more and was done long before I was ready. It wasn't detached parenting. I was, if anything, more attentive with her than I was with my son (just because she was first, I had more ability to be there all the time) but my son is nineteen months and still nursing. I think introducing the pacifier probably contributed to it, but a lot of it was just personality type. Sam loves nursing, hates the pacifier and Jessie adored the pacifier and while still very close and attached to me, was done nursing before she was a year.