Breastfeeding Selfies: Yay or Nay?

What’s the latest mommy trend, you ask? Breastfeeding selfies.

In today’s selfie culture, moms are documenting their babies’ day-to-day life and sharing it with the world. And since breastfeeding takes up a lot of the day — and moms often have their smartphone handy — breastfeeding selfies have become a thing.


Until these shots are pulled, that is.

Many moms have complained Facebook has pulled breastfeeding photos because it deemed them in violation of its policy on the display of nudity.

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But Facebook isn’t the only platform saying no to nursing.

Instagram has a decency policy, which bans nude and partially nude photos. Recently, Scout Willis — the 22-year-old daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore – took a topless stroll around New York in protest. She posted the uncensored shots via Twitter — some with the hashtag #FreeTheNipple, a call for a more relaxed view of topless females in social media.

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So the question is, do we really need to see breastfeeding selfies?

“Yes… because if we continue to treat it as a secret art form, reserved for private rooms and hushed conversations, it will remain a taboo,” writes Mama Bean. “It will become lost in the passage of time, further misunderstood and out of reach for future mothers.”

Joining in on the trend, Russian model Natalia Vodianova shared the first photo of her son Maxim, who was born in early May, via Instagram. In the shot, the naked model mom is seen breastfeeding her newborn.

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Natalia isn’t the only high-profile mom joining in on the craze. Over the weekend, actress Jaime King shared a photo breastfeeding her son James, captioning the Instagram shot, “Breastfeeding should not be taboo- and bottle feeding should not be judged- it’s ALL fun for the whole family.”

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Also, Modern Family star Julie Bowen shared an epic breastfeeding selfie while nursing her twin sons. And former Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr shared a shot nursing her newborn son Flynn, also via social media.

And recently, model mom Ashley Nicole received public outrage after she posted this photo breastfeeding her newborn baby.

So what do you think? Yay or nay to breastfeeding selfies? 

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