Hi Kara, sounds like you need a rest matey. Glad Tyler is ok, you're bound to worry after what she went through recently.
Boo to the annoying comments from MIL and SIL. The World Health Organisation recommend feeding up until 2, so you can shove that under their noses if you like. Quote from their website:
"As a global public health recommendation, infants should be exclusively breastfed1 for the first six months of life to achieve optimal growth, development and health2. Thereafter, to meet their evolving nutritional requirements, infants should receive nutritionally adequate and safe complementary foods while breastfeeding continues for up to two years of age or beyond."
You do whatever feels best for you and Tyler, it's no one elses business. And why would tyler be embarrassed about you telling her how long you fed her. Jeez. No one should be judged for however they chose to feed their child and sometimes it isn't a choice, I know I've been lucky and am grateful for that. Every situation is different.
We were at a party a few weeks ago and when I ordered a gin my mate (male) said to me thank god you're not still feeding your boys, that would be like bitty off Little Britain. I didn't have the heart to tell him that I was still feeding in the morning and my cheeky gin would be out of my system by then! I had the bitty comments off several people even at an early stage. I think that I was feeding twins gave some people the idea that I could be the butt of all their jokes. As you know I made the decision to stop feeding at the start of this month, had been thinking about it on and off for a while and just got up one morning and said to dh, go and put some milk in their beakers and lets see what happens. The key for me was that the boys didn't seem that bothered any more and weren't waking up crying for a feed first thing as they'd always done. It's gone really well and they now have a full beaker each plus some extra. Don't let anyone else influence when you stop, you'll know when it feels right and that is the best and only reason. My problem now is that I don't have the excuse of eating for three so need to lay off the cake...