I just don't see this as prurient. However, it would be interesting to know people's reaction if, say, this was a woman who was evidently not so affluent, or not White and young. What if it were a 40-year-old mestiza, nursing her fifth child, with a lined face and her other four children grouped around her? How would people react then?
What do you think?
Updated: it occurs to me that someone might think I just went ahead and took this shot of what was intended to be an intimate moment. Not so. This woman was participating in a public "nurse in" that was being held on the doorstep of a Cost Plus in Orange, CA. Last week, a woman starting nursing her baby in that store and was asked to leave. Although the store management later apologized, a friend of this woman organized this event to raise awareness of breastfeeding and to make it more acceptable in public. This woman was aware that there were a number of cameras about and was sitting, literally, steps away from the front door of the store.