Re: How long before breastfeeding becomes "weird" to you?
To the friends who think you should just give a 6+ month old a bottle - do they not realize how difficult it can be to pump enough? So many moms who work full time and pump have a hard time keeping up with the baby's demand while away. And I agree that feeding at the breast is much more than just nourishment.
As far as how old? I don't know. Anthropologically speaking, children self wean between 2.5 and 7 years. Personally, I plan on nursing until at least 2, per the WHO recs. After that? We'll see how it goes.