Re: info on breastfeeding beyond 1
It's great that you're going to keep on nursing! I was sure I would wean my daughter when she turned 1, and I am SO GLAD I didn't. She's 3 now. Nursing saw her through teething, and developmental milestones, and illness. Just last week, she came down with the nastiest cold she's ever had, and she would not eat anything but breastmilk a few times a day. The night she spiked a 103 degree fever, Motrin brought her fever down, but it was the breast that soothed her misery and helped her go back to sleep.
Here are some of my favorite articles/abstracts on nursing past the first birthday:
Extend Breastfeeding's Benefits
Fat and Energy Contents of Expressed Human Breast Milk in Prolonged Lactation
When to Wean
Also, it's worth noting that while the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends nursing at least until 1 year, and as long thereafter as is mutually desired by both mother and child, the World Health Organization recommends nursing at least until the age of 2, and as long thereafter as is mutually desired.
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!"