Hey Facebook Quit Being a Boob..About Boobs

Hey Facebook Quit Being a Boob..About Boobs
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It's National Breastfeeding Month and World Breastfeeding Week and in honor of raising national awareness, boobs are being banned all over Facebook land. Nursing mothers sharing selfies of herself and her child are being removed from Facebook. The social media site has even gone as far as banning mothers from posting on their site for 24 hours. WHAT?

Seriously, Facebook, I've seen a whole hell of a lot worse than boobies posted on your site. I will be honest and say that being a proud formula feeder and a failure at breastfeeding, I don't exactly see the obsession with taking photos of yourself breastfeeding but that is ME. I am a very private person and even when I was breastfeeding my son I did it privately and covered up. Again, that is ME. YOU have the right to express yourself and show your support for the cause however you feel is right and nobody should take that right away from you.

So, how is Facebook finding out about these photos? I doubt the Facebook Gods are trolling their site 24/7 in search of breastfed boobies. No, it's family, friends, co-workers, and anyone who has access to your News Feed.

So, maybe you don't exactly want to see your best friend's wife's boobs on your News Feed. Scroll on son, scroll on. Do you really have to take that extra step, go the extra mile, and report the photo? Is it really bothering you that much?? For Pete's Sake, the woman is feeding her child. Providing for him. Hell, I'm going to strap on an Avent bottle, nurse my son, and see if that causes attention!

Instead of banning breastfeeding moms why not support them? Do you have any idea how difficult it is to breastfeed? Do you think it just comes naturally to babies let alone their mothers? To some it does but to most,  it's a challenge, time consuming, and it dictates your life. To breastfeed your child is a remarkable feat and an incredible gift. It can be devastating to a new mom who fails at breastfeeding. Let's acknowledge the beauty of it instead of viewing it as a distasteful, pornographic act.

As for those this is affecting, there are several petitions that are going around Facebook that you can sign. There are also Facebook pages themselves that you can join which are all hoping to raise awareness of the ongoing photo ban.

And for those of us that are formula feeders, although I can only speak for myself, I support you!

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