Today, 08:54 AM
I night-weaned my then 17 month old and then went back to nursing at night (with great relief, as in our case, nightweaning led to less sleep for us all) a few months later.
As far as others bringing you down-In my experience, this happens again and again to parents. You will continue to have people in your life with opinions, sometimes very emphatic ones, about EVERYTING your children may do and every parenting choice you make. Nursing, sleep arrangements, diet, education, manners, discipline, media, medical care, sports, clothing...I have faced "judgment" from someone on every one of these parenting 'issues' and probably many more I have forgotten.
I think that a mom who continues to nurse her child in the face of pressure from others to stop develops a nice strong backbone, and can feel more confident in her choices going forward. Certainly that has been my experience.