Oh my god! The woman over there has breasts!!! Mercy! Lawks! It's the end of the world as we know it!
Isn't it sad the reaction isn't; "Aw, bless, look at that, how sweet and perfect"?
Why should someone smother their baby in a blanket because someone else is more considerate of their own discomfort than the comfort of the nursing mother and the baby?
Forgive me, but I was always under the impression that mother and babies were afforded some considerations on account of them being deserving of it as the future of the human race; let alone any "Awww, ickle baby" factor. And let's not forget we need to ban changing babies in public, as if a bare breast does that to people, lord only knows what a baby's bits being flashed in public would lead to.
Maybe a breastfeeding mother considers that she's entitled to act like a normal human being and feed her child in a comfortable fashion in public, especially since she's paying the same as everyone else. By 'normal' I mean; do you really think the rest of the world is as up-tight about breastfeeding? Or maybe you should ask to be seated in a "No sucking" area?
As for the comparison between farting and breastfeeding, it's only about half as offensive as it would be if I were a woman, and that's quite offensive enough.
In my opinon this is easily solved; look the other way, it's what you have a neck for. If you are seriously so traumatised by a naked breast being used to feed a child I think the solution is in getting therapy to overcome your revulsion at seeing something so natural, as you are obviously the one with the problem.
And also, what about perspective? Are you as vociferous in your opposition to people showing outward signs of racism or intolerance, or does a nursing mother just make an easy target?