Breastfeeding Pictures Pulled from Facebook

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Breastfeeding Pictures Pulled from Facebook
Fri, 01-13-2012 - 11:53am

The debate over how women choose to nurse their children -- not to mention where they do it, when they do it, and for how long -- has gone virtual.

The latest combattants in the breastfeeding war are moms posting breastfeeding pictures and Facebook. Emma Kwasnica, a 33-year-old mother of three living in Vancouver, said her Facebook account was suspended over the weekend after a photo of her nursing her toddler was flagged as sexually explicit

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Registered: 11-30-2008
Thu, 01-26-2012 - 9:49pm
I would like to see the picture in question before I make a judgement. I agree that I don't see how the breast can be fully exposed while nursing. However I also don't see why anyone needs to put up a picture of them nursing on facebook. I'm fine with nursing in public or whatever because a baby has to eat but a baby doesn't have to have a picture of them nursing put on facebook.
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Registered: 04-28-2008
Tue, 01-17-2012 - 11:31pm
Maybe the other boob was exposed? I hope they reinstated this mom's account and issued her an apology.

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Registered: 07-02-2007
Mon, 01-16-2012 - 10:14am
You know what I don't understand? How can a woman's breast be fully exposed if the baby is nursing? By definition, that would require that part of the breast is covered by the baby's mouth at the very least. This type of thing really makes me mad. People can post pictures of women in super tiny bikinis, but not feeding their babies in the most natural way. It's just wrong.
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Registered: 04-15-2005
Fri, 01-13-2012 - 2:34pm
I think it's ridiculous. It would be a completely different thing if they were following their own terms and policy!

It clearly states that they allow it unless they show a fully exposed breast.