It is healthy for a mother to breastfeed, because it gives the baby the nutrients and vitamins it needs. A woman should not be discriminated because they have to feed their child. If a man or woman looks at a woman breastfeeding and doesn't like it, the solution is simple... DONT LOOK!
Breastfeeding is best for the child and is best for the mother when a proper breastfeeding relationship and routine is established. There should be more support for breastfeeding from the employers of breastfeeding mothers, especially those mothers forced to work in menial, low paying jobs. Minimum wage seems to be a barrier for many women who want to provide breast milk for their children but are not allowed to pump at work or lack a safe environment to pump or a place to store their milk. A crappy work environment and an employer who is unwilling to work with a mother who wishes to work and breastfeed often create an environment for failure. The benefits of breastfeeding are many and make it a great option for those who are able to do it.
Research strongly supports that babies who are breast fed have certain health advantages later in life. For instance, statistics support that breastfed babies are less likely to become obese later in life. There are also fewer occurances of ADD in children who were breast fed. Because breast feeding has demonstrable advantages, it is a good idea.