my oldest son was like that, weaning him was such a HUGE battle. i completely weaned him when he was a lil over 1 yr old. my youngest son weaned very easily, in fact he weaned himself around 10 months. now the battle with him is getting him to kick his "nu nu" habit. but hes been sick so i havent been pushing it.I don't like dummies / pacifiers but thankfully neither of my kids have needed them.
My biggest challenge is going to be getting my youngest off the breast. somehow, in a battle of wills I always lose!!