Facebook and Breastfeeding Photographs: The Wrong Mix
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There is a Facebook storm brewing. Breastfeeders are rebelling. Do you know what I’m talking about? Gina Crosley-Corcoran recently posted a photo of her daughter holding a slice of bacon while breastfeeding. This is what she had to say on her Facebook status update: "And now, you've seen everything: Jolene swiped bacon off my plate and tried to nurse and eat at the same time. When I got bit, I told her she had to choose. She chose bacon. :)”
Gina Crosley-Corcoran was suspended from Facebook for three days for her photograph.
Another mom, Emma Kwasniska, was suspended this year for six days for posting more than 100 photographs of herself breastfeeding. Her posted images eventually led to some questionable comments, including one comment where the user felt she was deviant. Of course.
"Those are the kids that end up growing up to be sex offenders," said the naysayer of her breastfeeding photographs.
The social media company isn’t responding to questions at present, but in the meantime the mother is “flooding” the site with photographs of her nursing her daughter.
The World Health Organization now tells us it’s optimum to feed our homemade milk to our kids for at least three years. That’s something, don’t you think?
Personally, I breastfed my boy for 3 and ½ years after he was born. We had many, many naysayers. However I remember when he was sick and unable to eat, on a trip to India when he was 2 and 1/2 . His feverish body lay on mine while he slept and ate. “Is he sucking?" asked my my mother. He had a high fever, an extreme rash from antibiotics and wasn’t able to keep any liquids or solids down. “Yes,” I responded, and wondered at her change of heart in breastfeeding protocol.
It was necessary, after all.
What do you think? Are photos of breastfeeding unacceptable? And when is too old to take pics if your kid nursing?
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