Dionna’s insightful response at HuffPost on the subject of breastfeeding past infancy (and I’m quoted):
Nursing past infancy is part of our healthy, loving relationship. As my friend and co-founder of Natural Parents Network, Lauren of Hobo Mama wrote: “You breastfeed day by day, not a year’s leap at a time. Nursing [my son] today, at 3-years-old, is different from breastfeeding him at 2-years-old by only one day, one moment. He didn’t become a gangly toddler overnight, so I had plenty of gradual time to adjust my vision of what a nursling looks like, each day.”
So you see, nursing past infancy simply does not feel extreme to us. Why does my son still nurse?
He nurses because I am his warm, safe place.
This is what works for us. You may do things differently. Neither of us is more extreme or better than the other.