So, she's 26 months old. And I mostly want to be done with breastfeeding but not enough to make it stop. If I let her nurse whenever she wanted, it would be all I did every time I sat down. So I do have to tell her "no", and that she can have it at nighttime when we go to bed. That is usually a satisfying answer.
As always, of course if she is not feeling well or needs comfort, nursing is not 100% a night time thing.
And I can be away from her for a night or two (not a regular thing but I have done it) and it doesn't affect either of us.
That's how we do things right now.
I joke that she is totally the child that will still want to nurse when she is five years old and I don't mean it to be funny- it's quite a possible reality if I peek into the future, considering her current two-year old self, and so it's a we'll cross that bridge when we come to it kinda thing.
But right now? I don't see this as "extended" - I see it as "continuing."
She's just two. And totally still my baby.