Y'know what, this annoys me. Not judging you, and haven't seen the programme, but feel very suspicious about it. Would be curious myself. Are they really trying to show a positive spect on bfing, or are they being gratuitous and voyeuristic? Bfing and 8yo . Not that it's happening, but that it's happening on TV.
Nothing extreme IMO about bfing 2yo twins. Only positive about the other - even if unusual.
Shall I tell you what extraordinary brestfeeding is? Extraordinary breastfeeding is having a child born with a cleft palate, expressing for 8m until they had the operation to repair it, and then teaching the child to breastfeed. That is extraordinary breastfeeding.
I don't see that it's gross... hell, i never imagined being able to BF in the first place, never mind the 18 months that i've managed so far. I can't say what the future will hold for dd and i in terms of bf'ing... but we'll see...