I had a very difficult time getting my boys to continue nursing past 9 months. They both went on a 24+ hour long nursing strike shortly before my period came back, and then cut back nursing. My oldest more or less dropped one "textbook" feeding at a time until he weaned at 15months. Prior to the strike he was nursing a billion times a day, he was no textbook feeder! After the strike he'd only nurse in my bed and I had to pin him down.
But my little one.. oh man. He was *awful.* After that strike he was just DONE. He clawed and bit and fought me. I ended up with stitches on my nipple at one point. I continued to take quiet time and latch him on until his birthday but after that I just gave up. We saw several LC's but there didn't seem to be much I could do be doing differently.
I am pregnant now with #3 and I'd like to avoid that if I can. I suspect once my period comes back my supply tanks and they lose interest. I can't imagine what else it could be. This is my last little one, I'd like to hold on to him as long as I can.