Breastfeeding in public
The acceptance of breastfeeding in public, which is the practice of mothers nursing children in view of others in a public location, varies widely. In many Western countries like Australia, the United States, and Europe, along with some countries in Asia, women are given the specific legal right to nurse in public and in the workplace. A few countries like Saudi Arabia women expressly forbid women to expose their breasts publicly. But in many locations, especially in third-world locations, there are no laws, only cultural practices, that influence a women's choice to nurse in public. Public acceptance is related to but not entirely determined by cultural acceptance of public female toplessness. Even though the practice may be legal or accepted in some locations, some mothers are reluctant to breastfeed in public due to other people's objections, negative comments, or harassment.The media has reported a number of incidents in which workers or members of the public have objected to or forbid women from breastfeeding. Some mothers avoid the negative attention and choose to move to another location. But some mothers have protested their treatment, and if the practice is permitted by law, have taken legal action or engaged in protests. Protests have included organizing a ""nurse-in"" or a breastfeeding flash mob, in which groups of nursing mothers gather at the location where the complaint originated and nursed their babies at the same time. In response, some companies have apologised and agreed to train their employees.