Facebook has been deleting photos, that they deem obscene, from their network of moms breastfeeding their children.
Karen Speed, a 33-year-old Canadian mother who describes herself as a “lactivist,” tells The (Toronto) Star that such photos led Facebook to delete her account and a support group she had established for breastfeeding mothers.
Facebook’s official spokeswoman Meredith Chin say that the issue is not the breastfeeding, but the nudity or exposure of the breast.
In a statement to USA Today Facebook’s P.R. department had this to say:
I think people need to just get over the whole breastfeeding issue. Its a boob and the baby needs it for nourishment.
Pro breastfeeding moms find it useful to show other moms the positions that work for them or to just show off the beauty of a happy breastfeeding baby.
To join or view the breastfeeding group on facebook click here.