Re: how to handle critisizm after yr
Here is a ton of literature about the many benefits of nursing past infancy for both baby and mother. Share it with your MIL if you think it will help. Though I think for most people, their discomfort about nursing past one has nothing to do with the baby and more to do with their own weird hangups. I think most of the time more knowledge doesn't actually help. It may come to the point where you have to tell her that your baby's nutrition is your decision, that you and your husband agree, you are supported by your pediatrician, and it's not up for discussion any more. Or perhaps you should let your husband tell her that. You need to get him on board supporting you when these conversations come up, maybe even tune out and not participate and let him deal with his mother while you get on with doing what's best for your baby.
Ultimately, you are doing what's best for your child. If she continues giving you a hard time about it maybe spending less time with her is what's needed?
“We are not put on earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are there always for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you.”