First off... let me say how AWESOME it is that TIME.com has joined in our our fight. (I really do not like the word "fight"... maybe I will say awareness.) This is such a huge moment for breastfeeding support. Not only has TIME.com taken the time to write an article about "Facebook and Breast-Feeders Face Off Again Over Nursing Photos," but they have also given this topic some much needed POSITIVE awareness!
I want to give a huge nummie making hug to the people over at TIME.com! For so many reasons!
I love the photo they used! OMG How wonderful is that photo?! The image of a Nummie making Mummie nursing her nummie lover over looking the water? OHHHH just perfect!
The article was packed full of wonderful quotes as well. Personally my fav one is:
"P.S. Mama's NOT happy. She doesn't consider herself a militant. Or a lactivist. But now she's mad. Brace yourself.”
Gets right to the point and it is pretty funny!
They also quoted Peggy O'Mara, editor of Mothering magazine,
"Breast-feeding is not just a lifestyle choice; it is an issue of life and death: 4,000 babies a day die worldwide from lack of breast-feeding. If we are to become a breast-feeding culture in the U.S., we must see breast-feeding, and we must see it as normal. We need the support of social institutions like Facebook in order for breast-feeding to flourish in the U.S. Until they step up, we must continue to challenge them."
Author of this article,
"It's curious that Facebook pulls breast-feeding photos when several states even have laws explicitly supporting the rights of women to feed their babies in public. You may not be able to post a particular photo on Facebook, yet if your baby should tug up your shirt in the middle of a bustling shopping mall, dozens of unsuspecting people who had not chosen to seek out images of breast-feeding — as people who visit the pages of various Facebook breast-feeding groups ostensibly have — would be confronted with a real live breast"