Part of our job is to normalise breastfeeding, and to fight against the systematic undermining of breastfeeding within our culture. Facebook has been deleting photographs of breastfeeding women for years, because someone somewhere finds them offensive. The Guardian and NCT have finally got on the case.
Rowan Davies in The Guardian stated that A society that is not prepared to accept the odd flash of nipple is a society that is not prepared to accept breastfeeding
She invited readers to:
try a little Facebook-busting. If you’d like to mail your pictures of nipple-accessorised breastfeeding to firstname.lastname@example.org, the fearless folk at Comment is free will post them on the Guardian’s Facebook page, and see whether Facebook takes them down
And here’s what they reported:
The beautiful breastfeeding images Facebook is missing out on
Belinda Phipps, CEO of NCT, commented:
Sorry, Facebook – on breastfeeding you seem rather confused
And just to refer back to that original remark about normalising breastfeeding, The Alpha Parent has a lovely post showing breastfeeding depicted in children’s literature.
Finally, Victoria Beckham tells us that she SPENT ALL SUMMER WITH MY BOOBS OUT BREASTFEEDING …AND I LOVED IT!
Views expressed here are my own, and do not represent the views of NCT.