Re: Mastitus twice in a row, questioning weaning...
First of all, there will always be the nay-sayers against those of us who choose to nurse past the age of 1. Most of those people are just not as familiar with the concept themselves, perhaps they never nursed their own babies. It's your body and your child, do what you feel is right for you.
IMO, 11 months is VERY early to wean! At the age of 1 the infants aren't these huge toddlers no longer needing breastmilk. I know that my own at the age of 1 was nursing a lot still.
I went through mastitis and had it 2 times in a row. Did you finish up your ABX the first time? I stopped once I felt better and it came back w/ a vengeance. Nursing will help it heal too!
I hope you consider nursing past the age of 1, you will find a lot of support on these forums and lots of mommas doing the same thing. I found nursing from ages 1-2 very rewarding and special.