There has been an ongoing controversy revolving around public breastfeeding, and I want to know if it is acceptable or not. I can see why people find public breastfeeding repulsive. It definitely has links to public indecency, and open nudity is seen as a serious offense. However breastfeeding is natural and everyone did it at one point in their lives. Babies need to grow, develop, and eat. All of these functions happen without warnings. Preventing a rapidly growing child from eating because she can’t feed in public is nothing any mother should have to worry about. Breastfeeding has been the only way to feed babies for thousands of years, and the strict rules with breastfeeding has caused many mothers to revert to formula milk. Formula is not natural milk, therefore it does not carry all the necessary vitamins and minerals as real milk. This could cause problems for some babies digestive tracts, and could be a factor of world obesity. Do we shy away from things that make humans seem animalistic? Society sees breastfeeding and childbirth as taboo, and everything taboo seems to revolve around humans natural functions (sex, birth, breastfeeding, ect.). So I ask, are we afraid of our primal instincts? Is public breastfeeding acceptable? What can be done to change the way we see taboo subjects?