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Why do people post pictures of their child nursing?

Just wondering. I breastfeed, but I have no desire to post pictures of my son nursing and just show the side of his head.

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:23 PM on Mar. 23, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I didnt but im still in nasty awe.. Why on earth would you do that.. Good ? mama... I dont see the need in it myself..

    Answer by HottMamaRossx2 at 4:26 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • I know, right. I never understood this.

    I think breastfeeding women are always trying to prove something!! I hate seeing pictures like this and you might say then don't look, but it's kind of like a trainwreck, you know, with those saggy, strecth marked tatas hanging out for the world to see! JMO!

    I breastfed too, but I never had any desire to take a pic.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:27 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • I also breastfeed and find it distasteful that women want to show off their breastfeeding activities. I have also never breastfed in public because for me breastfeeding is a quiet, relaxing, special time between my son and I, not a public display.


    Answer by legalmommy101 at 4:29 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • I breastfed both kids, in fact, I'm still BFing my son, I love it, I'm very proud of it, it is my greatest accomplishment to date, I STG, but I don't have any pics of it. Shoot, in all this BFing time I only BF'd in public once and that was on a remote bench far off the beaten path and I covered up, lol. So, while I personally wouldn't post a pic like that, I do think many are absolutely beautiful and capture a moment that at least BFers can relate to and enjoy.

    Answer by gramsmom at 4:31 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • Well I guess if formula fed moms can post pics with their kid with their bottle hanging out of their mouths then...

    I didn't BF but I find those photos to be so comforting, loving and it shows such an amazing bond. Doesn't bother me at all.

    Answer by mamakirs at 4:35 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • Some pictures in National Geographic are pretty "repugnant".


    Answer by legalmommy101 at 4:47 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • Because it's beautiful, and a well-lit, well-composed breastfeeding photograph is art. These photos, for example, are artistic and beautiful and capture one of the most innocent and beautiful things on this earth.  There is nothing more morally repugnant or shameful about these photos than there is in a National Geographic magazine that no one ever gives a second thought about. Even if breastfeeding photography is not professional or "artistic" doesn't make it any less legitimate than a snapshot taken at a wedding vs. a professional portrait.


    Answer by yakamoz at 4:48 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • I took pictures of DD breastfeeding when she was a newborn because it was one of the few times she wasn't screaming lol She is a very high needs child and loved the comfort of being close to mommy. And I love the pictures :~) No they are not on display for everyone to see. But someday DD will look at her baby book and know part of her backround.

    Answer by epoh at 4:52 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • We are raised in the United STates to view our bodies as needing to be covered up and private. I have no problems with tasteful breastfeeding pictures. Do I want to be sitting in a resturant with someone in the next booth with her breasts hanging out with a 2 year old on one and a infant on the other UH NO.......... No I dont. I dont think that Im asking to much for breastfeeding moms to cover themselves. I did. I applaud momma's who can bf..........I just dont want to see your boobies.

    Answer by mistynights234 at 5:18 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • Because the image of a loving and gentle mama feeding and comforting her baby the way God intended is one of the most BEAUTIFUL images, ever!

    Answer by ap.sahm at 5:18 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

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