He said that he realizes this is a battle he isn't going to win. I know it isn't exactly support, but I still see it as a positive step!
I reminded him of some recent battles I haven't won. Not that we keep score, but I didn't want him thinking that I always get my way or that I never budge. I'm just not budging on this.
So, DS is 9.5 months old now. I'll be back in a few months! Thanks for all the advice!
ETA Even more exciting news! DH just got back from lunch with his parents. I stayed home because the baby is sick. MIL was telling her friend about how clingy DS is (she of coarse attributes that to the nursing) and how I "have to nurse" due to his food allergies and the expense of the Neocate he would require. She said, "but she'll be stopping soon because he's almost 1." DH told her that I wasn't stopping, gave her all the medical reasons, and backed me up! I think he's more on board than he'll admit. I was so dreading that conversation with MIL. I'm so glad it happened when I wasn't there. She thinks it's such a terrible thing to have a clingy baby.