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Is it time to stop breastfeeding when your child bites you accidentally because they are eating solid food while simultaneously breastfeeding?

Posted by on Nov. 17, 2012 at 6:08 PM
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Gina Crosley-Corcoran, Mom, Gets Banned From Facebook For Posting Breastfeeding Photo


Yet another mom was suspended from Facebook for posting a breastfeeding photo. Last week, Gina Crosley-Corcoran, who blogs at TheFeministBreeder.com, uploaded a photo of her 18-month-old nursing -- but also holding a piece of bacon. Her status update:

"And now, you've seen everything: Jolene swiped bacon off my plate and tried to nurse and eat at the same time. When I got bit, I told her she had to choose. She chose bacon. :)"
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As Crosley-Corcoran says on her blog, the photo was generally well received -- 1,500 people "liked" it and 40 people shared it. But one Facebook commenter didn't find the image or caption funny and left the comment: "Those are the kids that end up growing up to be sex offenders."

Crosley-Corcoran screenshot the comment and posted it to her own blog. The commenter reported Crosley-Corcoran to Facebook. Two days later, Facebook removed the photo for being "inappropriate," and suspended Crosley-Corcoran from the site for three days. The blogger was outraged; she felt as though the photo did not violate Facebook's rules at all.

In January of this year, when mother of three Emma Kwasnica found herself suspended from Facebook for posting breastfeeding images (over 200 of them, more specifically), a Facebook rep told The Huffington Post:

"We agree that breastfeeding is natural and we are very glad to know that it is important for mothers, including the many mothers who work at Facebook, to share their experience with others on the site. The vast majority of breastfeeding photos are compliant with our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and Facebook takes no action on such content. However, photos which contain a fully exposed breast, do violate our terms and may be removed if they are reported to us."

Kwasnica spoke with Facebook, and when she felt the issue wasn't remedied, she organized a protest at Facebook's headquarters. Over 60 moms and babies gathered in Menlo Park to convince Facebook employees that breastfeeding photos are not "obscene."

So far, Crosley-Corcoran doesn't have plans to fight Facebook offline, but she does encourage readers to take a stand on their own social networks. "Share this far and wide. Grab that picture and upload/share it to your OWN facebook [sic] page in protest... Tell facebook [sic] they're not even following their OWN rules about breastfeeding photos," she wrote on her blog.

UPDATE: Crosley-Corcoran's Facebook account has been reinstated. She told The Huffington Post that she will be "flooding" the social network with as many breastfeeding photos as possible over the course of 72 hours. Her mission, as detailed on TheFeministBreeder.com, is to normalize breastfeeding on Facebook.

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justinnaimee
by Bronze Member on Nov. 17, 2012 at 6:11 PM
I kind of agree with fb. She isn't nursing. Her kid is just sitting by her naked boob.
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.Bubbles.
by Silver Member on Nov. 17, 2012 at 6:17 PM
A friend of mine is supporting her by posting photos of hersefl breastfeeding. My issue with this is that the only way to see this photo is by "liking" this woman's page. If you don't agree with her breastfeeding photos don't like the page. I've seen much worse on FB and those people don't get suspended.
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SewingMamaLele
by Leanne on Nov. 17, 2012 at 6:20 PM
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Quoting justinnaimee:

I kind of agree with fb. She isn't nursing. Her kid is just sitting by her naked boob.

But you can't even see the nipple or anything... she's not showing anything more than a bikini or major cleavage picture would show.   I think it's a very cute picture. :)

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SewingMamaLele
by Leanne on Nov. 17, 2012 at 6:23 PM
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To answer the question in the title... No, it's not "time" to stop nursing when that happens.   I've made my kids choose between chewing and nursing before because they wanted both at once... it's all part of the learning process.   Patience, making choices, etc...

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Retrokitty
by Member on Nov. 17, 2012 at 6:25 PM
I could see more boob from some girls on my Facebook. This is just ridiculous.
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futureshock
by Ruby Member on Nov. 17, 2012 at 6:26 PM


Quoting justinnaimee:

I kind of agree with fb. She isn't nursing. Her kid is just sitting by her naked boob.

lol

I agree also.

Claire-Huxtable
by on Nov. 17, 2012 at 6:27 PM
Facebook can remove any or every photo they want if people or fb do not like it.
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justinnaimee
by Bronze Member on Nov. 17, 2012 at 6:28 PM
It is a cute pic. But there are very few bikinis that show that much. Only her nipple is covered and that's by the babies hand. Its not appropriate for fb.

Quoting SewingMamaLele:


Quoting justinnaimee:

I kind of agree with fb. She isn't nursing. Her kid is just sitting by her naked boob.

But you can't even see the nipple or anything... she's not showing anything more than a bikini or major cleavage picture would show.   I think it's a very cute picture. :)

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turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Nov. 17, 2012 at 6:31 PM

 you cant even see anything...WTF?

I dont get why mothers feel the need to post breastfeeding pictures....but dont feel they should be banned for doing it.

 

kailu1835
by Ruby Member on Nov. 17, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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The person with the sex offender comment has things wrong with him.

If I get bit, I screech loud enough to make him startle, and he stops.  I'm not going to stop providing him with the benefits of breastfeeding just because he also eats a little table food.  He's got 6 teeth.  Hardly enough to get enough to eat without breastmilk in addition.

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