I'm so very happy to be writing this post and never thought I would be able to but I have made it 12+ months now and I'm so happy I stuck it out! To any of you that need encouragement and are struggling I started out with a 36 weeker, they're known to be lazy sleepy eaters that won't latch, so my supply sucked in the beginning all the LCs just gave him formula and I was so discouraged and sad that I would never last more than a couple months. I read a nursing mother's companion (great book), took more milk plus (in liquid form, it tastes horrible but works amazing and fast), and ate steel cut oats daily, I was able to bring back my milk!! Then I had a slight over supply! I had a baby who then wanted to eat for 45 minutes and every 2 hours, that's right I only had about an hour and 15 minutes to burp and change him and then start all over again, this went on for a few months! I got plugged ducts and then mastitis oh it was awful and painful I thought surely I can't do this anymore. But someone said never quit on a bad day so I never did and I'm sooo glad I didn't. Each month it became easier and more natural. I still ended up being prone to plugged ducts, having somewhere around 75 throughout this year, it was awful but I learned how to avoid them better each time. Milk blisters I had about a dozen over the year but I knew they wouldn't last forever and they didn't, just a couple days. My point is don't give up! I weathered pretty much ever obsticle there could be in breastfeeding and I'm so happy that I stuck it out and am still nursing today! My son turned one yesterday and we're doing 4 sessions a day now, morning, night and after his 2 naps, and he only nurses for about 5-8 minutes total now. It's great and I don't plan to cut him off anytime soon, jsut going to let him wean naturally. I'm so happy I've been able to bond with him all of these times and give him the best thing nutritionally. Good luck to all of you and your breastfeeding endeavors!