My recently deleted Hub on Breastfeeding.

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  1. Sulabha profile image78
    Sulabhaposted 8 years ago

    I had typed this hub. I knew it required a lot of finesse so as not to make it appear cheap. Just when I was all immersed into it, I got this message that the ads would be disabled if I published the hub.
    It hurt me very badly. I deleted it at once. But today, I feel that I do need to express my views.
    As a mother I know how I felt when during my daughter's time I was not very successful in breastfeeding.
    And then over the years, I came across quite a few women with problem of inverted nipples. I was moved by their depression.
    Recently, one female friend died. I realize the problem that her married daughter could encounter at childbirth. With all this I chose to write this hub. It was totally based on personal learning and advice by pediatricians.I was all keen to make it decent and worthwhile to read.
    Further, each country has certain weird problems. You can't bracket everything same way.
    I work in an ad agency where often we have to write leaflets to explain to women about breast cancer. Certainly it is not vulgar.
    If a certain male decides to have strange fantasies, it just shows his dirty mindset and upbringing. But just by keeping these people in mind, should we stop reaching out to women who need genuine help & advice?

    1. peachpurple profile image81
      peachpurpleposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Problem is the viewers are nit responding well to breast feeding, they poke fun with comments, i did read your hub earlier on, you did well

      1. Sulabha profile image78
        Sulabhaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Okay, I see your point. In that case, I will do this social work in some other way.
        Thanks. I feel better and less bitter now.

    2. Susana S profile image94
      Susana Sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Just publish it with ads turned off or ask HP to review the ad situation. Sometimes they will allow ads on hubs that have tripped the automatic filters.

      This has nothing to do with viewers being squeamish btw.

      1. Sulabha profile image78
        Sulabhaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Susana.
        I will keep that in mind when I rework on the draft I have. I will sure ask HP to review the ad situation.
        Since, yesterday I am feeling much better. It's good I conveyed my thoughts in HubPages.

    3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image91
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think you have to be very careful when writing about medically related topics because there can be liability attached to them, which is why I think Adsense does not want to sponsor them.  While your subject clearly is an important one, you are not a doctor, so it is possible that someone who follows your advice and has problems as a result could file a lawsuit.  Photos for this type of article are another issue because they would have to be very, very carefully chosen.

      1. Sulabha profile image78
        Sulabhaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Dear TIMETRAVELER,
        Yes, it could be. In fact must be the main reason.
        But the hub was based on the advice collected by me during my time & my daughter's delivery time.
        Let me see how I can do it. It's going to be a real challenge.
        Thanks for making me see this angle.

  2. sockii profile image73
    sockiiposted 8 years ago

    If it's that important to you to get your social message out, then whether you can profit from ads on the article should not matter so much, should it? Just publish the article with ads off and consider it charitable work to help others.

    1. Sulabha profile image78
      Sulabhaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Dear Sockii,
      No it's not revenue I am worried about. In fact I have not once been able to cross 50 dollars since I started.
      I was concerned about viewership. Since this has happened with yet another hub of mine.
      Secondly, there was yet another line in the message that if I happened to publish more such hubs I could be turned out of the hub community. And that was hurting.
      With 4 good advices I have received I am going to rework on the hub and paste it only when I am sure.

  3. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image87
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 8 years ago

    It's an important message - perhaps certain words tripped the filters (related to the female body part involved).  I don't know of any words to substitute, but there might be ways to edit the hub that will allow ads to be included. 

    Although I haven't seen the hub, I am wondering if some of the images were not permitted?  This site has specific guidelines about images (and, with a reader population all over the globe, it's fairly conservative).  Perhaps some images could be swapped out, if they're a bit revealing.  You could also use diagrams that show clinical elements (those are not as graphic as photos).

    When I first started writing here, I wrote a hub about domestic and partner violence, and a young Lacrosse player who was murdered by her boyfriend.  At first, ads were not permitted, so I removed some of the details about that particular incident (which was very violent) and after that, the ads were included.

  4. jlpark profile image82
    jlparkposted 8 years ago

    It will be due to the auto filters.  The word you mention is quite likely the issue, so will affect your whole hub.

    It merely affects the ads - so you won't make any money from it, but if you feel it is important enough - post it anyway.

    I have a hub on Sexual Health for Lesbians - and I felt that the information was important enough (for both lesbians, and heterosexual women alike) that I happily left it live after being told by HP that it would not have people can see it, I just don't make any money from it.

    It doesn't mean that no one can see it - just that it doesn't have ads.

    1. Sulabha profile image78
      Sulabhaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Jipark. I will do that. I will just rework on the draft I have.

      1. Jean Bakula profile image95
        Jean Bakulaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Why don't you write to Team at hubpages dot com and ask them what to do? They are all kind and helpful, and I'm sure they will not object to a hub about a topic as important as what you wrote. It is a very conservative site, and the filters or whatever looks at them that isn't a real person is quick to object to a lot of words that really aren't nasty or porn or anything offensive at all. You could just show a Mom nursing a baby without showing much breast. I understand the condition won't be shown then, but your hub will describe it well. I think it's worth pursuing, we see enough junk on here to see a serious issue ignored. Best of luck to you.

        1. Sulabha profile image78
          Sulabhaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Dear Jean,
          Thank you for your kind and encouraging words. Yes, I understand the situation better now. It's good that I accepted my husband's advice and posted what I felt. Things are clear and the conflict in my mind is also over. May be I will do away with the sub-heads and more.
          Yes, I will publish my article in HubPages and help many an educated Indian woman requiring guidance. HubPages has after all published 3 of my articles and I should not forget that. Regarding photograph, I will remember your advice.
          Thanks a lot again.

  5. Sulabha profile image78
    Sulabhaposted 8 years ago

    Dear Marcy,
    Thanks for your encouraging words. I will keep all this in mind when I rework on the draft I still have with me.
    No, I had not posted any images. In fact, I had not reached that stage as I was still into revising the hub. May be I was hasty in pasting it.
    You have certainly given me points to keep in mind. And may be I will not have any image. The hub is aimed at educated girls. And so I will not be able to get any original photograph.

  6. paradigm search profile image56
    paradigm searchposted 8 years ago

    For some maladjusted reason, religionists are scared to death of breasts; and there are one heck of a lot of religionists. Thus, this makes advertisers scared to death of breasts. Which makes Google scared to death of breasts. Which makes HubPages scared to death of breasts. I'm not sure, but I think the number of religionists in our population is gradually declining. Maybe in another generation, our country might actually become normal.

    1. Sulabha profile image78
      Sulabhaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I guess some topics need very judicious handling. Thanks.

  7. Carola Finch profile image94
    Carola Finchposted 8 years ago

    I understand your dilemma.  I turned the ads off on one of my hubs because of the sensitive material.  I am all for breastfeeding myself, and did with my child.

    1. Sulabha profile image78
      Sulabhaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes Carola,
      In India doctors insist on breastfeeding. That is the reason that the country has been able to get victory over Polio. But whilst this is the truth, there is yet another fact that we are still lacking in training a would be mother for feeding.
      This results in depression. I had also succumbed to this. And that's why, I want to help those facing my kind of situation.
      I do plan to rework and also take help of HubPages Team if required.
      Thanks, Carola once again.


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