I have been thinking about how odd it is that it feels OK to nurse a baby in public but not a toddler. It isn't like you are showing any more skin with an older baby but the feeling is definitely different. I do feel more self-conscious now, which I don't like but can't help. For the most part Pookie doesn't need to or want to nurse when we are out and about. She often does want to when we are at the Early Years Centre (free play centre) and I nurse her there. I have had a few other mom's ask me how old she is and give me a look like I am weird for nursing her. I have made a conscious decision not to let any looks deter me. I often feel that maybe if another woman sees me she might feel more comfortable doing it one day or might realize that babies can and do nurse past the infant stage.