ETA: Um no, you don't HAVE to Breastfeed your 2 year old
She said that when we had started planning she thought she would have weaned him by now, (he turned 2 in May), but here we are June and the kid is still nursing!
Now I'm not even about to go into the whole "he's too old to be nursing" thing, but he's fucking TWO! He can be away from her breast for 2 days!! It isn't going to kill him!! The kid eats like a regular toddler! Grandma will be just fine feeing him for 2 whole days. He isn't going to starve.
This is exactly why I believe that some women like her extend Breastfeed for THEIR own attachment issues.
ETA: My issue is NOT that she chooses to still Breastfeed nor would I EVER tell anyone to stop. My issue is that her reason to cancel on me has nothing to do with what the child needs, and more to do with HER inability to go 2 days without a latch. The child is 2 years old and will be perfectly fine not breastfeeding for 2 days. Her inability to understand that, makes me frustrated at HER because it means she is canceling the trip unnecessarily.
Not to mention, we have invested $1500 for this trip so far AND I've taken time off work. I COULD bring someone else, but this is my best friend. We grew up together and will be 30 this year (October and December) we wanted to take this trip as a celebration.