2/12/2012 UPDATE: So here's the thing. Hubby & I are getting a divorce. I'm not advised to blog during this time so... Still on hold here. Will blog again when I can, I miss it so dearly. :)
I can still be reached via email: theunexpectedworldofmommyhood@gmail.com Thanks everyone for your prayers and support at this time. The going is tough, but I am tougher and know a better future is waiting. ~ Meg :)

9/26/2011 UPDATE: My blog is "on hold" for a little bit... there is A LOT going on around here {so there are no worries, everyone is healthy!} and I'm really just not ready to blog about it. I will be back. Thanks for understanding!! :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Facebook & Breastfeeding

I'll be back later with another post unrelated to this. BUT. I just wanted to state, officially and on record, that it makes me angry to hear that Facebook takes down pictures of breastfeeding. (I do understand the censoring it if a nipple is visible.) My sisters are 19, and no offense to their friends, but I can go on any one of their pages and find several images that are far more provocative than breastfeeding.

I have a friend from high school who actually works with Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook (like this guy is actually on Zuck's team!!). I'm going to take it upon myself to try and get this changed. I have a foot in the door, right? (Well, my friend has HIS foot in the door AND a new baby that his wife is breastfeeding.)

I believe Facebook needs to reevaluate what IS and what ISN'T appropriate. Pictures of underage drinkers, with their cleavage hanging out, boobs painted over, etc... how can that be okay to post, but not a picture of my baby eating her food? I've seen many more "offensive" pictures in my time than the ones I've seen of myself breastfeeding our baby.

I mean, really? Really? Really. Really? Really. (I loooooooooooooooove Seth Meyers. And Amy Poehler.)

This article is what set me off on this today. No big deal. I'm not really even "set off" by it but it is something that I have thought about before and how stupid it is.

Anyone have any thoughts on this subject?


  1. I agree with you that there are worse photos up there... but at the same time, why post photos of you breast feeding in the first place? ((Ok, I am ready, feel free to yell.... lol)

  2. Yeah, I personally would not post those pictures online. I didn't even like nursing in the same house as my in-laws. :) I have like 10 pictures of when my baby was nursing, just to remember how her sweet little face looked. I have 2 of me trying to BF the twins. But there's no way I'd share those with anyone. :)