I think it’s super important for people to see women breastfeeding, both in public and online. It needs to be normalized. It’s not sexual or gross. I’m completely appalled that footage of breastfeeding has been spliced into pornography (you can read about that here), or that facebook deems breastfeeding photos to be sexual and explicit content. They’ll shut down your account if someone complains.
These things make you think twice about what you share online. I don’t share breastfeeding photos on my personal facebook account because I KNOW there are friends who would be uncomfortable with that and I simply don’t want to lose my account and have to agonize over not knowing which one of my friends reported my pictures. I do however, post breastfeeding photos here on the blog. It’s my blog and I’ll do what I want. I think it’s important to share. I figure if you don’t want to see them you can just leave.
I am, however, careful about what photos I do post. You’ll never see my whole boob. Ever. I know there are perverts out there who would enjoy that, so I refrain from giving them the satisfaction. I also always watermark my photos, although I’m not sure if that really makes a difference or not. At least it gives me peace of mind.
Do you post breastfeeding photos or videos online? What do you do to protect yourself?