My son turned a year old 3 weeks ago. For about the last 4 weeks, he has been nursing dramatically less often.
Right now, he will nurse half-asleep sometime between 4:30 and 6:30 am. When he wakes up, he will refuse to nurse again before we go to daycare (always used to). When I pick him up from daycare in the evening, he used to always nurse vigorously and for a good 20 minutes. Now, he'll latch on for 30 seconds, pull off and sit up and struggle to get away. He won't nurse until he's going to bed at night. He may nurse once or twice in his sleep during the night.
So, he's going at least 12 hours during the day without nursing, and refusing to nurse at our "traditional" times like before and after daycare. On the weekends, it's mostly the same - occasionally, he'll nurse down for a nap, but mostly he refuses.
I just keep reading about other moms whose young toddlers are nursing like newborns, and I'm kind of heartbroken. We're down to nursing three, maybe four times a day, and mostly when he's half-asleep. He didn't step up nursing when he was sick last week, and no change since he's been feeling better.
He is drinking whole cow's milk, and seems to be staying hydrated. He's happy and affectionate. He just doesn't want to nurse. And this is so contrary to everything that I believe about when child-led weaning occurs, I'm really at a loss.
I battled for better than 7 months with oversupply, and suddenly I'm afraid that my milk will be gone if he ever does decide to step up his nursing. And my mood is down from the dropoff in nursing sessions.
ETA: I should note that my frozen stash went bad and I have pump weaned, so DS is not getting any expressed breastmilk at daycare, just solids and cow's milk.