I don't believe most women have anything but feeding their hungry babies in mind when they breastfeed in public. We women are in public these days. Much more so then we ever were in the past. I know some women use breastfeeding to demonstrate. But that isn't what is on the mind of most, I'm quite sure. Just being able to be out and about with a baby is a treat, and breastfeeding is the most convenient and portable means to feed baby that there is.