During a commercial flight a Navy pilot was seated next to a young mother with a baby in her arms. When the baby began crying during the descent for landing the mother began nursing the infant as discreetly as possible. The Navy pilot pretended not to notice and, upon debarking, he gallantly offered his assistance to help with the various baby related things. When the young mother expressed her gratitude, the pilot responded, "Gosh, that's a good looking baby...and he sure was hungry." Somewhat embarrased, the young mother explained that her pediatrician said nursing would help alleviate the pressure in the baby's ears. The Navy pilot sadly shook his head, and in true fighter pilot fashion exclaimed, "Darn, and all these years I've been chewing gum."