On a site I own, one of my good friends keeps talking about having to wean her daughter when she turns 12 months. Her daughter is almost 11 months now and still nurses every 2-3 hours during the day. They both love nursing. She says how sad she is that she has to wean. I dont know what to say to her? I mean, she doesnt HAVE to wean. She is a SAHM, there is no reason to wean. She knows that I will be letting Hannah self wean, so I know she knows that you can do that. I just dont understand why so many people wean at 12 months even though they really dont want to? Dont get me wrong, I am very happy she has nursed this long. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> At first she was not going to nurse past 6 months, she was going to just pump the next 6 months, thankfully she changed her mind because so many of us were still nursing. However, Im the only one who is going to let my baby self wean. I guess Im just sad that she feels the need to wean when they both enjoy it so much.