I know that this was really out of my hands- you can't make a baby nurse when they are ready to give it up. And I know that every baby is different- some BF babies are sick from the beginning and some FF babies rarely get sick. But man, I wish Sophie would have kept nursing even once a day for a little longer! She has been sick with one illness after another since she weaned in September. The exact same thing happened to Gavin. Within 3 mos of him weaning, he had his first round of pneumonia and from then on, every single runny nose ended in breathing treatments for a month or more. That went on for over a year. I've already determined that we won't be waiting so long for ear tubes w/ Sophie (not that those would have stopped HFM this time). She's had 3 ear infections so far since September. I plan to ask the Dr today if we can go ahead and call the ENT before we end up w/ something worse. I swear, if we have another baby (and that's a big IF), I will do my darndest to keep nursing as long as possible.