I know I am a statistical anomaly in the US population because I choose to BF my kids until they are walking, talking, solid food eating, preschool attending children. But the simple fact is that since I don't wear a shirt stating this fact, most people don't know that about me, and to be honest we kept it pretty quiet since after age 2 DD fed mostly at night, and so it was easier to let most people assume we had weaned her. (She weaned at age 4).
Today at work, I was talking with some colleges about an upcoming baby shower, and I was commenting on how I never know how to encourage a pregnant mom to BF and pump after returning to work (I pump at work currently.) This led to a conversation about BF, and one woman commenting about how after 6 months you should just give water after bedtime to encourage them to STTN :( Then another one told this SHOCKING story about a friend of hers that had her TWO YEAR OLD at a party and was still breastfeeding him! And the child could eat! FOOD! <GASP>...I sort of quietly commented that I fed my child after she was old enough to ask for it, and that the BM is still good for them, but I felt like I was crawling out on a limb. I didn't want to let them know that I had BF my DD for twice that long. I can only imagine how horrified they would have been. If nothing else it would have been a conversation killer.
So now I'm wondering. For all you extended BF moms out there, when conversations turn to BF are you all out there with your choice to extended BF or do you sort of bite your lip and go with the flow? I'm already the hippy weirdo at my fairly conservative workplace, but even so I don't want to be seen as too far "out there", if you know what I mean. Go along to get along? Speak out and rock the boat? Where do you fall? What do you do?