[quote="Serap, post:1, topic:286500"]
I am disappointed that I have to keep my breastfeeding a private thing...everytime I mention to someone that I'm stil breastfeeding my son (2.5 years) they look at me with disgust...like I'm doing something wierd.
It's disappointed (with society's general view of extended bfing) b/c I'm giving him nutrition and love and I only do it at home in his bedroom (before bed). I keep it a secret for the most part.
Why are people so grossed out by it? :shrug:
"If they can ask for it, they are too old."
"If they can eat a steak, they are too old."
There will always be those who do not agree with your parenting decisions; unfortunately, there also is a subset of people who don't feel complete until they've made it abundantly clear they think you're making poor parenting choices.
What are you doing to do? :shrug:
Let the comments roll off you. Don't get worked up by anything they say unless they're actively trying to get you to end your breastfeeding relationship with your child. Allow someone one unnecessary comment about your breastfeeding; the second comment earns the offender the pointed "I cannot believe you're so socially inept that you just said that to me" look.
I close friend of mine breastfed all of her children until they were at least seven. She became a grand master at shutting down rude comments about breastfeeding.