Re: seeking weaning advice
Welcome! I don't know where your DH got the idea that animals would get sick from starting to nurse again after stopping- I grew up on a farm, too, and that wasn't something I ever heard! What he might be thinking of is that animal mamas rarely want to nurse after their calves/kittens/pups/foals are weaned. But that's generally because those animal mamas are already pregnant again.
If you want to continue to nurse, no harm will come to you or your child. (See the American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement on Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk, particularly this bit: "Increased duration of breastfeeding confers significant health and developmental benefits for the child and the mother, especially in delaying return of fertility (thereby promoting optimal intervals between births).196
There is no upper limit to the duration of breastfeeding and no evidence of psychologic or developmental harm from breastfeeding into the third year of life or longer.197 ") I suggest checking out this article on "unweaning": http://www.mothering.com/breastfeedi...eaning-georgia
As to how long it will take for your milk to completely dry up, well, that's a hard one to answer. It could be present to some degree for days, weeks, months, or even years!
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