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Breastfeeding Cafe Blog Carnival: Wordless Wednesday

“This post was written as part of The Breastfeeding Cafe’s Blog Carnival. For more info on the Breastfeeding Cafe, go to www.breastfeedingcafe.wordpress.com. For more info on the Carnival or if you want to participate, contact Timbra Wiist landslidephotography {at} hotmail {dot} com. Today’s post is about our Breastfeeding Photos. Please read the other blogs in today’s carnival listed in the comments section at www.breastfeedingcafe.wordpress.com The Carnival runs July 16th through the 31st!”

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We lounged in our fort made of sheets, kitchen chairs, underneath the partial shade of a maple, and blaring Sun of the Summer.

Age 4.5

Other Posts:

http://breastfeedingcafe.wordpress.com/2012/07/18/wordless-wednesday-july-18/

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re-post: “INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY & FACEBOOK’S MISOGYNY!!” by Female+1

Female+1 gets Facebook account disabled after posting artwork of breastfeeding…On International Women’s Day!!!

Read more about her experience here: http://femaleplusone.blogspot.com/2012/03/international-womens-day-facebooks.html#comment-form

My Thoughts:

It totally pisses me off! Facebook continues to remove people’s profiles for breastfeeding photos. There is no case by case basis where a fbook employee reviews reported photos for actual obscenity before deleting said photos or artwork. In 2012 we ALL should support a woman’s right to breastfeed or not to breastfeed, to practice extended breastfeeding and/or to wean when she and her child are ready. OUR photos and artwork, and those photos and artwork of world history, should not be demonized for showing part of an areola, nipple, child suckling, or whatever is in that visual representation of breastfeeding!

Breastfeeding is Normal.

Facebook is Not.

There is something deeply wrong with shaming a woman for breastfeeding and being proud of it.

Read Female+1’s follow-up and view the “notorious” photo here: http://femaleplusone.blogspot.com/2012/03/gagged-bound-shunned-shamed-punished.html

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CANCELLED: 2/6 Nurse-In @ Fbook in Prineville, OR

Update: The breastfeeding sit-in at the Facebook headquarters in Prineville, OR was cancelled by the local organizer due to the difficulty of getting to the location. Of course, if you want to make your way out there and organize a group of your breastfeeding buddies, you have that right 🙂

Breastfeeding photo shared with me via e-mail from a social network posting.

If there are any other Breastfeeding Actions in Oregon, feel free to post them in a comment here.

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Mark Your Calendars: Fbook Nurse-In Feb 6, 2012

Find the facebook headquarters closest to you and join the nurse-in! If you’re not breastfeeding, bring a sign and show your support 🙂

List can be found on fbook at: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=324817760874621

Palo Alto, CA

http://www.facebook.com/events/347380358607200/

1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Menlo Park, CA

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Atlanta, GA

Austin, TX

Brussels, Belgium

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Chicago, IL

Dallas, TX

Detroit, MI

Dublin, Ireland

Hamburg, Germany

Hong Kong

Hyderabad, India

Milan, Italy

London, United Kingdom

http://www.facebook.com/events/329431500425148/

8 Carnaby Street, W1 London, United Kingdom

Los Angeles, CA

Madrid, Spain

New York, NY

http://www.facebook.com/events/210590732364772/?context=create

340 Madison Ave NY, NY

Paris, France

Prineville, OR

     http://www.facebook.com/events/268101066588001/

     PRN1 735 SW Connect Way, Prineville, Oregon, USA

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Seattle, WA

Seoul, South Korea

Singapore

Stockholm, Sweden

Sydney, Australia

https://www.facebook.com/events/252761668126675/

King Street, Sydney

Tokyo, Japan

Toronto, Canada

Washington, DC

Breastfeeding my daughter at 3.5 yrs old

Breastfeeding my daughter at 3.5 yrs old, Taken by Banned for Breastfeeding 2011

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A Petition to Sesame Street on Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding on Sesame Street, Please.

(On the Lettuce Edge) - old site

A few years ago, someone pointed me to this Sesame Street clip from 1977 with the wonderful Buffy breastfeeding her baby Cody and Bigbird asking all about it.   Since that day, I have returned to the clip several times – both alone and to share with my children.

Today, I was happy to discover this piece on Huffington Post where mothers are calling on Sesame Street to bring breastfeeding back to Sesame Street.  It is actually pretty hard to fathom that it is controversial to include breastfeeding in the mix of ways to feed babies along with bottle feeding.  The piece includes several links to clips which show how breastfeeding was removed from other Sesame Street pieces over the years including this sweet version of  You’re My Baby which includes a brief breastfeeding clip that was removed from a later version.

You can sign the petition too by following this…

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Target Nurse-In

 

Flash mob nurse-in at a Target in Texas

Breastfeeding woman harrassed at Target in Texas, she organized a flash mob nurse-in using fboob.

Best for Babes -FAQs on Target National Nurse-in, Dec. 28 2011 – 12/26/2011  http://www.bestforbabes.org/faqs-on-target-national-nurse-in-dec-28-2011

Time – The Nurse-In: Why Breast-Feeding Mothers Are Mad at Target – 12/27/2011 http://healthland.time.com/2011/12/27/the-nurse-in-why-breast-feeding-moms-are-mad-at-target/?xid=gonewsedit

USA Today – Mothers stage ‘nurse-in’ protest at Target stores – 12/28/2011 http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/12/mothers-staging-nurse-in-protest-at-target-stores/1

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Breastfeeding Resources

http://kellymom.com – Created by a Lactation Consultant, my “go-to” for accurate information

http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT – Curious about how a medication will affect breastfeeding, this is a great site to check that out at.

http://www.llli.org/ – La Leche League International. Find support groups and online information

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2517126532 “Hey Facebook, breastfeeding is not obscene! (Official petition to Facebook).” If you’re still on facebook, you should join this group.

http://www.tera.ca/photos12.html Here is a website that is collecting the banned breastfeeding photos. You can view some examples of photos that were deleted off of facebook.

Mother breastfeeding her two children.

Photo borrowed from the internet, Mother breastfeeding her two children.

http://mothering.com/breastfeeding/public-breastfeeding-laws-map Public Breastfeeding and the Law – Visuals from Mothering Magazine in .pdf

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