18 February 2012

Breastfeeding and Internet Safety



In our society, breasts are over sexualized; at the click of the button, someone can have pornography on their computer screen.  Many people don't want to see a mother nurse her baby or toddler in public.  We are told we should cover up, go to another room, or just breastfeed at home and give your child a bottle.  Breastfeeding is not a sexual act.  Breastfeeding is the way God intended for use to feed our babies;   Note: I'm not saying parents who give their children formula are bad parents; I believe how a mother feeds her baby is up to her, as long as she has made an educated decision.

I do not have a problem with people posting pictures of babies being breastfed, but I have chosen not to do that.  I don't want to offend people {though I think they'd be offended unnecessarily}.  I also don't want to have photographs or videos spliced and created into a pornographic video, as with what happened with MaryAnn Sahoury.

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  1. I don't think I have any video of my nursing Judah- and only a few pictures. I don't know that any of them have really been shred on FB. Maybe one. I don't have any pics of my nursing the twins and I so wish I did. It was such a fleeting moment I don't think it occurred to us to document it!

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