Breastfeeding women yesterday launched a protest campaign against Facebook, using a Facebook PageFacebook Groupand Facebook Note to organize against the social networking giant. They are hosting "nurse-ins" around the world, the goal of which is to have as many women as possible breastfeed outside their nearest Facebook office. The first protests were yesterday, and albums from at least six cities around the world were uploaded to Facebook, but more nurse-ins took place today, and more are scheduled for later this week.
A picture showing a new mother breastfeeding her premature baby for the first time was removed by Facebook after a user complained it contained "offensive" nudity. Emma Bond, 24, said she wanted to share the image of the "special moment" with Carene, who was born 12 weeks early. Miss Bond had been told her daughter was unlikely to survive more than three days when she was born prematurely on October 3 weighing just 2lbs 2oz.
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Breastfeeding may be a natural thing, but that doesn't mean it comes naturally. Women have been breastfeeding their babies since the beginning of time. That doesn't mean, however, that it's something that just happens on its own.
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Once you learn the basics of how to hold your baby for breastfeedingthese photos can help you with all the basic nursing positions. Lactation consultants usually recommend starting out with the crossover hold and the football or clutch hold for the first few weeks as you get a hang of things. Hold your baby's head with the opposite arm of the breast you'll be nursing from, with your wrist positioned between your baby's shoulder blades.
The details of these laws in certain areas do not specify whether a mother needs to be covered up while breastfeeding in public, or to what degree, which is still a topic of debate. One woman was so tired of hearing all the shaming that she decided to set the record straight once and for all. Rene Johnson took to Facebook, where she outlined the place of public breastfeeding in American history in a now-viral post.
In a new take on the breastfeeding selfiemoms can now transform a beautiful moment of nourishing their child into an equally stunning photo illustration. These unique "Tree of Life" images are going viral as moms across social media are uploading their favorite brelfies to the PicsArt photo editing app and creating these powerful photos in an array of artistic styles. Many proud moms are using these TreeofLife masterpieces as a fresh campaign to normalize breastfeeding while others are creating them as a way to show that bottle-feeding moments are just as precious.
Facebook is standing firm on a policy that has led to the removal of some photos posted by women that show breastfeeding. The deletions have spurred Facebook members to stage protests both online and offline. The controversy began after several women began noticing that photographs of themselves nursing their children had been flagged for removal.