Re: Warning...ranting about family judging me for extended breastfeeding!
I'm sorry you are getting these sorts of comments from your family. Most of my family was incredibly supportive of my nursing...until my daughter was 'too old.' And I didn't get too many rude comments, just constantly being asked when I was going to stop, even comments to my daughter about being too old to be 'doing that'.
You've gotten some great advice already on how to deal with them. I chose to ignore them for the most part and not talk about it with them. Many of them probably just assumed I'd stopped nursing (especially after I got pregnant) and I didn't volunteer any info, though I didn't hide it either. I came here a lot to talk about it, brag about it , get advice, and get support. I encourage you to come back whenever you feel like you need to have a 'safe place' to talk about it. And as an experienced nurser, you'd have a lot to share with new moms!
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