My babe will be 12 months in less than a month.. she is sooo not ready to be weaned. How on earth did 12 months become the norm for weaning? She's very much still an infant. People ask how long we'll nurse for, and I say til she's 2 and they have never said anything bad about that. I am really just questioning why it's the norm to only nurse for 12 months. Or less, but 12 is considered the 'ideal' or something by most people.