I so don't know if I'm happy or sad.
I wanted to breastfeed until 1 year and then slowly wean. I assumed it would take a couple of months.
Well at 11 months I started night weaning due to lack of sleep. After a couple of weeks we were no longer nursing at night. Only during the day!! Woohoo!! I decided I was happy with this and would keep doing this until after her birthday. She nursed at 5-6am again after breakfast, mid afternoon and before bed. I wasn't going to start cutting any of those feedings out until after her birthday. Sometimes we'd miss the mid morning or mid afternoon one due to playgroup stuff and being busy (I'd give it to her if she asked but not if she didn't), no big deal I'd just offer it normally the next day.
A week ago (ish?) she suddenly didn't want to nurse before bed. Ok I put her to bed without. She nursed normally for the next couple days. Then she refused another night feeding. Again back to normal the next day. Then all of sudden she stopped! No more dropped feedings. From 3-4 nursings a day to 0!
Now the last time she nursed was at 5am yesterday. 36 hours ago! I've offered a few times (all the usual times) and she just looks at the breast and cries until I put it away.
Now we're only a week and a half until her birthday. So I can still say I nursed her for a year. But I wasn't expecting her to wean so fast!! I feel like I should have cherished that last session all cuddled up in bed more. Had I known it was the last I would have!!
Should I continue to offer if she doesn't ask? I was planning to start weaning within a couple of weeks anyway, so that might be mean to coax her back on just to wean not too long after. Or do I just accept that she may be done?
ETA: For those of you who have been following my long term sleep troubles and recent night weaning. Naomi is sleeping soooo much better now. For the most part when she wakes she will quickly go back to sleep with a short back rub. Last night she slept 10 hours. She cried out twice. Just a quick wahh! I woke and listened and she had put herself back to sleep immediately after. No actual crying. I didn't have to go into her room. She woke at 5 this morning (well 6 due to the time change) and cuddled with me in my bed for a couple of hours. (As I tried to get her to nurse! - sigh).