I wanted to add, though, that I am SHOCKED at how many women I talk to have been told by their ped. to stop nursing! I just spoke with a mom on Sat. who had been told to stop nursing her 4 month old because he was "only" sleeping for 3-4 hours at a stretch. She said she had planned to nurse beyond a year, but because the doctor told her to stop she did. (Her son is now 2.) I think a 3-4 hour stretch of sleep is GREAT for a 4 month old.
I guess I'm wondering why some doctors seem to discourage breastfeeding. I know there are others out there who are highly supportive, but others are clearly not. It is so sad!!! And - more importantly - what can be done to encourage more doctors to become breastfeeding supporters?