Thanks everyone for your views, which I think make a lot more sense than Murkoff's book. (I'm still a little worried about the ped's comment.)
LLLMary P this is what I get from my nursing relationship:
I worked super-hard to pump at work two to three times a day just to make it past the first year. I love breastfeeding,love it, love it, love it! (did I say that enough?) My lo loves it too! We are both very happy in our bfing relationship- no quitting from either one of us yet.
I agree that going mainstream is not always the answer but sometimes I do feel peer pressure to quit bfing. My mother-in-law was in-shock when I told her I wanted to bf until 2 or 3 years of age.
As I told a good friend: I feel like the greatest contribution I made to society was bfing my two los. Seriously. This is what I am most proud of...I feel a little fanatical about it at times...