I was delighted to read this, but then equally saddened (although not surprised) that it caused outrage. What is most interesting to me, particularly as a mum who tandem fed a 3.5 year old and a 2 year old, is when this mum says how she has given up trying to reason with the people who are appalled. Those who think it is perverse, weird, selfish (I know – what is that one about!), and generally just icky I do still try to reason with, but I must admit I have yet to get anywhere. Most just politely agree to disagree.
I am convinced, though, that in fifty years (or maybe less) as we begin to understand far more about child psychology, breastfeeding until our children are ready to give up will be the norm. The idea of mother-led weaning will be unusual. Here’s hoping!