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Breastfeeding Pictures on Facebook

Updated on April 14, 2012

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I breastfed for 2 plus years
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Facebook has decided they are offended by pictures of mothers breastfeeding their babies, well I'm offended that they have removed them.

Facebook is filled with photos and videos of people highlighting themselves and other "friends" in sexy and almost nude positions - and that doesn't offend them. Facebook friends' posts are filled with links that direct their followers to inappropriate content; that includes links to websites, films, trailers and especially music videos jammed with inappropriate visuals from numerous sources.

It seems to me they are implying that breastfeeding is MORE offenseive and inappropriate than than all the close to pornographic inuendo in the form of jokes, cartoons, photos, videos and updates that they allow to be displayed on their site. This makes no sense to me, when were they born?

Breastfeeding is more natural and healthy than giving a baby anything else in a bottle. In these days of processed foods and replacement of our local food supply we need to remember the first food we were ever meant to have; our mother's milk.

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Created for a Reason

The breast actually exists for a reason; it was not created to be part of the female anatomy so that men would have something to get all excited about. The female breast exists so that women can feed their babies. Can you believe that? In our world we have been taught to believe that a woman's breast is for men, not for babies, but that is simply not true.

The breast was not created to be glorified and used as a lure for sex: man created that illusion. They have also gotten better at abusing that imagery by using the media and marketing this misrepresentation of women. They (the entertainment & media industry) continually have pushed the line of acceptability and now the pedulum is swinging; Facebook has decided that breastfeeding a baby is the dirty, unacceptable image.

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Apparently Facebook doesn't know that breasts actually have a purpose other than cheap entertainment for men. Or do they? Have they have decided to push the imagery of how we are actually meant to live far away, so we'll easily accept the crap they are associated with now and the direction they are going? The kind of control they are enforcing is directional and that makes me wonder about the intergity of the company.

It makes me wonder how a company so progressive can be offended enough by breastfeeding to take the pictures off the site. What happened in their world to make them see this as a negative image? I want to know if they were breastfed; any of them? It has my curiosity hightened to think of a group of people that are collectively distraught over breastfeeding pictures, instead of the other content passing through their site ... It just doesn't make any sense to me.

© 2012 eye say


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    • Sue Bailey profile image

      Susan Bailey 4 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

      I think Hubpages are going the same way as FB. I've just had my ads disabled after my hub has appeared for four years without problem because they say the content is too sensitive for advertisers as it contains pictures of bare breasts. Yep, bare breasts with a baby attached to them! The hub can remain and I can have Amazon capsules apparently but no ads. This was my highest earning hub and has some lovely pics of breastfeeding. The most natural and non sexual thing in the world in my opinion. I'm quite cross as you might have noticed. I think your hub is great and I enjoyed reading it. Just a matter of time before they un-publish hubs if it has pictures of breastfeeding. Voted up

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      eye say 5 years ago from Canada

      @ the pink umbrella; some of the best baby memories are when she was suckling away with her eyes closed quietly taking in the love and closeness that comes with breastfeeding at the beginning of the long life journey ahead. I have pictures and video, and I wouldn't post them, but I certainly don't consider that visual representation of the human body offensive - I do consider the misrepresentation and manipulation of the human body in most main stream film offensive.

      I'm glad to hear your point and understand it, thank you for taking the time to explain it; I'm glad you can see mine as well.

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      the pink umbrella 5 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      Eye see- im a mother, and i haveto disagree. I would never even take a picture of myself breastfeeding. I see your point as far as the picking and choosing of what is offensive and what isnt, but seriously, pictures of a baby drinking from your body? Not for the public eye. Than again, neither is your naked body so like i said i do see your point.

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      wordmasher 5 years ago from USA

      I agree with you thoroughly. Any man, (or woman?), who can't be in the presence of a mother feeding her little one without getting all hot and bothered is one who has been sucked down the cess pool by the sexual revoloution. And the fact that one of the objections to public breastfeeding is that it might create sexual tensions, speaks volumes about just how far we as a culture have sunk.

      Oh, and I had to chuckle at your typo with my handle. I call myself the "wordmasher" because of the terrible things I sometimes do to the English language. I have always had an affinity for stringing words together but grammar rules have been a lifelong weak link.

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      eye say 5 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for your input wordmaster, much appreciated; and I understand your point with reference to the bible, but let's be honest - these days the ooggling that men do and the portrayal of women as sexual goddesses for every man who watches TV, reads a magazine or surfs the internet, goes way beyond the intended statement which was confined to husbands and wives...

      Fight not picked but the conversation appreciated!

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      wordmasher 5 years ago from USA

      My wife is a dedicated breastfeeding coordinator for our State, so your article caught my eye. I am in substantial agreement with you and besides voting up, I am saying awesome for the way you nailed FB for their utter hypocrisy. Yes, I am a man but this is not just a woman thing! The health and well being of future generations in large measure depends on who wins this debate! So I stand solidly with you.

      For the sake of my own integrity, I must note departure with your view that female breasts were not created as a sexual "attractent". Since I embrace the Bible as the authoritative source for truth, I must hold to the contrary notion that female breasts are for both nourishing babies and bringing sexual pleasure to husbands. Psalm 22:9 reads,"But you are the one who took me out of the womb: you made me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts"; while Proverbs 5:18-19 in context of warning husbands against adultery commands the same to "rejoice with the wife of your youth....let her breasts satisfy you at all times."

      Not trying to pick a fight here, just clarifying where my agreement resides.