this is a tough one...dd weaned (I think) finally after her 6th b-day...now she'll say she wants to nurse, and I'll say, ok, and that seems to be enough...just knowing she could!
So there were plenty of times when my very intense sensitive girl NEEDED to NIP. I rarely nursed her in church after 2 because we were in babysitting or the preschool class that runs simultaneously with the service. I do remember once when she was past 4 and just totally out of control with sadness and confusion or whatever it was that set her tantrums off...that I nursed her on the stairway outside her "classroom" . I didn't care if other kids or moms saw...I really was just focused on my dd's needs. And you know what? I have earned the reputation as being a mom who WOULD see a child's point of view, and therefore was much in demand as a helper in the preschool...
That said, I DID geographically wean dd from nursing at my mom's house, because mom just felt that this was her invitation to tell dd that she was too old for this, that "only babies did that."
I felt like I needed to protect DD from this BS. So I totally understand that motivation too.
But other little kids teasing? Nah! a few actually told her how jealous they were!