I wanted to just share my favorite extended nursing story. DD and I went to the Met Museum when she was, I think, about 18 months old, and she wanted to nurse, of course, when we got to the room of Mary Cassatt and similar paintings of babies nursing, etc. So I found a decently comfortable chair and started nursing. A little girl about 4 came up and watched us very intently. Then she sat down next to us, still watching closely with an odd expression, but not saying a word. I was really getting a little nervous, b/c I was somehow sure that the mother was going to come over and tell me I shouldn't be doing *that* in front of her daughter though dd and I were pretty discrete. Low and behold, finally the mother comes over, smiles at me and her dd, and says "Do you miss nursing?" to her dd! Then tells me that her daughter weaned recently but she's totally fascinated by nursing. That was the best.
I want to be that Mama, but I can't see my dd ever sitting silently watching a nursing mother. She'd probably shout "LOOK MAMA! NURSIES!" joyously.