Monday, February 22, 2010

Facebook and Breastfeeding

Apparently if you post a picture of yourself or someone else breastfeeding an infant on facebook, facebook considers it obscene and deletes it. If you continue to post such pictures, you'll be removed from facebook. However, facebook does allow the use of provocative photographs of women (and men) in their advertisements that show up on the sidebar.

Breastfeeding is not obscene. That being said, I am not one to "let it all hang out" when I nurse my babies. I do believe some discretion and modesty should be observed while breastfeeding, but not to the hindrance of mother and child. I'm sorry, but when it is 90 degrees outside, I am NOT sticking my infant under a smothering blanket to nurse. I will turn my back to the crowd and be as discreet as possible. The best way to sum it up is that I try to respect the feelings of others when I nurse, but if you happen to catch a glance of something, oh well. My baby eating is far more important than your possible embarrassment.

That being said, I have no plans of ever posting a picture of me breast feeding on facebook, especially if it shows "stuff." But that's just me. I'm just opposed to the hypocrisy that breast feeding is obscene but a close-up shot of a scantily clad female's "lady bits" for the purpose of advertising lazer hair removal isn't.

Yeah, I'm a bit prudish....better prude than rude. :b


Mrs.Rabe said...

I agree!

Mimi said...

It was funny, I joined a group called "Facebook: Breastfeeding is not Obscene" and one of my friends read it as "obsolete"

It isn't that either.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I just discovered your blog. This was so well said. What a society we live in!