I breastfed both my kids until they were just under 4 years old. I can understand how *some* may find the odd. In my circles it would be MUCH more unusual to pull out a bottle for a 1 year then to breastfeed a toddler. My standards of what is “normal” have changed greatly over the last ten years and I try not to judge anyone on their choices.
My son was born prematurely and was in the NICU for 2 weeks. One of the MOST common questions you are asked by staff, interns, nurses etc was if you had breastfed before- they are anxious about it because if you have nursed before and for a long time your milk usually come in more quickly and for some babies that can mean ALL the difference. Many times they would be shocked when I told them I had nursed my daughter until she was 4. They would sort of look a bit surprised… I wouldl smile at them and jokingly ask- “what- you think that I weaned her to soon? ” I smile to myself now when I think of the look on their faces :-)
There would have been a time I would have been offended at the video below- but I see the silly humour of it and it is poking fun at us serious Le Leche League types :-)[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8orUaCJ0GY&eurl=http://www.momlogic.com/2007/11/just_when_you_thought_breast.php]