Owensmum - it has made me a wreck. That said, I am starting to feel better. My son has started cuddling me more and I think the fact that we cosleep definately helps. I still miss nursing though.
Curious - I weaned my son in stages. When he was almost 12 months, we did a nightwean. I stopped nursing him from 11:00 pm until around 4:30 am. Slowly, very slowly, he started to nurse to sleep around 8:00 pm and then not nurse until around 5:00 am. At that time, he basically nursed every other hour of the day. Around Christmas time I started following "don't offer, don't refuse". It didn't really help much -- he still nursed from 5:00 am - 7:00 am (basically latched on the whole time), again around 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:30 pm, from 7:00 - 7:45 pm (his whole time in the bath!), and then again before bed!!! Slowly, again very slowly, he started to cut out a few. Until about a month ago, he was nursing about the same amount of times as your daughter. I finally decided I had had it. I was really suffering due to my pregnancy and awful blisters.... We nursed for the last time on Mar 18. I have written a lot - maybe too many details. If you have any questions, please pm me.