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In this country, mixed bathing, nursing of infants, and changing diapers in public used to be commonplace.

I think semantically 'in public' modifies not only 'changing diapers' but also 'nursing of infants'. But is such modification possible even though there is a comma before 'and changing diapers'?
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Hi,

In this country, mixed bathing, nursing of infants, and changing diapers in public used to be commonplace.

I think semantically 'in public' modifies not only 'changing diapers' but also 'nursing of infants'. But is such modification possible even though there is a comma before 'and changing diapers'?

Yes, the meaning seems quite clear to me. Meaning commonly trumps strict grammar.

Clive