A couple of weeks ago I posted about my own breastfeeding experience with Claire, and about breastfeeding support offered here in Nairobi (check it out here). I placed a link to this post on a local mums support Facebook group, and was later informed that my post had been blocked because another Facebook user had reported it for having “inappropriate” content. WHAT?!?
I remembered reading about other incidents where Facebook had removed people’s personal photos – or shut down their Facebook accounts entirely – for having breastfeeding photos posted. So I decided to do a bit of research and share some information here about breastfeeding and Facebook, which have a very colorful history of controversy….
Does Facebook allow photos of mothers breastfeeding? Why yes, yes they do. Technically.
PS – For the record, even the Pope encourages breastfeeding in public. So move on, people!