Thank you so so much ladies! To answer some questions, I am basically getting a lot of pressure from my MIL and some other people, such as co-workers and other mothers I have met...my husband is 100% supportive, and to be honest a little jealous of how close Arlo and I are. As for my MIL, (the main culprit) I feel it is more for her own benefit. She keeps wanting him to spend the night, but it is not going to happen any time soon. I also just realized that all of my frozen back up milk has high levels of lipase and I was so upset that all of my hard work is literally going down the drain, and her only response was "well, looks like you're going to have to wean him". SHe also always brings it up in front of her friends who then start in on me. I have said time and time again "yeah, I am just not ready yet" or "I'll probably wean him until college". it is just the rolls of the eyes and the tsk tsk that wears on me. But you are all right. I need to just keep my cool and keep remembering that this is all for him.
I am really starting to think it is a generation thing...no one from her generation that I know nursed. None of my aunts or my mother or my husbands aunts or his mom...so maybe I need to keep in mind that maybe they just don't understand. I feel like they look at the breast as simply nutrition. And they don't realize that 3 years is such a short time in the long run...
Thanks again...ALL of your advice has been most helpful. And I will remember to return to this thread every time I get discouraged!!!
Thanks mamas...also thanks for all of the encouraging kind words for making it this far...it really was all worth it...and to think it gets better....ahhhh....I can't wait!