Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Boobquake averted

Almost two years ago I did a series of nursing portraits with Ivy (some of which are featured on La Leche League of Indiana's website).

Yesterday I received a notice from Facebook that someone had reported this photo for nudity:

The photo would undergo a review to see if it conformed with FB's Community Standards. The relevant part of the "Nudity" section reads:

We also restrict some images of female breasts if they include the nipple, but we always allow photos of women actively engaged in breastfeeding or showing breasts with post-mastectomy scarring.

Would Facebook pass or fail this photo? In other words, is a baby taking a momentary break still "actively engaged in breastfeeding"?

I'd say yes. Emphatically. Let's be real, nursing babies of a certain age *will* pop off to check out what's going on!

The response came several hours later:

Your photo was reported for violating Facebook's Community Standards on nudity. Since it doesn't violate this community standard, it was not removed.

Thank you Facebook for recognizing that breastfeeding can include distracted nursing babies!

On the other hand, boo to whoever reported this photo. Who has the time to go around reporting perfectly lovely breastfeeding photos?

Ivy's commentary as I was typing this post:

Me.  Baby Ivy. My nursing mama. Nursing Rixa!

Then she decided she needed a little nursing break.


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