First-time mama to Joshua, 10/29/11. 29 months and going strong! for 14 months; now finished with pump weaning!
If I'm being honest... and here is my true confessions time ... before I had a baby, I had some of these misconceptions myself about what the "signs" would be to stop nursing. Obviously I had no idea, and I am not even sure where those ideas came from. Now that I have a nursing child, my perspective has changed pretty radically. But here's the thing: *I never said those things out loud* (and definitely never would have said anything to a parent about their own kid's breastfeeding). It seems like human nature to form judgments, even as a third party observer, sometimes even when we're trying not to. But as sentient beings we can also engage our brain-mouth filter. Why don't more people do that?! I guess I feel like everyone is entitled to have their own opinion (informed or not), and they have the right to keep their unsolicited opinions to themselves :P