All of you will think I'm a little nuts...
I breastfed my twins until they were one. The girl twin did not stop until she was 1-1/2 which was when I got pregnant and I guess the taste changed or something, so she stopped.
At the hospital, a lactation specialist call me a "Dairy Mom". Funny! I chose to nurse my youngest as well.
My youngest child is now 18 months old and STILL breastfeeds at night. She cries and cries, tugs at my shirt and says, "Pweesh?" and I can't turn her down. I am really tired of this, but I don't want to force her to stop because I think it should be her decision like it was for the twins. The WHO states that babies who breastfeed for longer do better health-wise, which is great for her, but is this really weird? All my colleagues, friends, and family think it's weird because she walks, talks, runs, etc., so I don't talk about it. I think that there is a biological need for it and that it is going to make her immune system very strong and I'm secretly proud of her ongoing nursing.
What do you think?