Is there any reason why it's specifically a year? At a year it's safe to start milk, and milk is way less expensive than formula, but I don't see any reason why you need to wean just because she's one. :)
yes pump than!!! why not keep it up past a year it has benifits as long as she is getting breast milk
Breast milk has immunological benefits that help our little ones fight off sickness and those continue to be important even after a year. In fact, studies show that the number of antibodies in breast milk may actually increase as your baby gets older. I would encourage you to offer breast milk as long as possible. You can pump and offer it in a sippy cup if you don't want to nurse anymore and that will still give her all the good stuff! Just keep in mind that you need to pump fairly regularly if you want to keep your supply going strong. Congratulations on your decision to breastfeed until a year and best of luck in whatever you decide to do from here!
My ex and I agreed that I would stay home until our daughter was weaned. She self weaned at 10 months. Not just a nursing strike, but she self weaned. I pumped breast milk for her...and had so much in the deep freeze that kid didn't drink cow's milk until she was 2 years old.
It's a lot less work to just keep breastfeeding and there's no reason you have to stop now. Formula is ridiculously expensive and smells terrible. Am I a horrible wife if I say your husband doesn't really have a say in how long you choose to breastfeed (he's not the one that has been inconvenienced for the last year every time the baby has to eat)? If you're still comfortable doing it, then keep going. I nursed my first daughter until she was 18 months (by that time it was just one feeding before bed) and would have kept going until she was two but I got a breast infection that wouldn't go away so I decided it was a good time to stop. With my second I'll probably do the same. Doctors say to breastfeed at LEAST a year...that doesn't mean you have to stop then.