About half a year ago (give or take a couple months), Facebook deleted someone’s account because she posted a picture of herself nursing her child – in fact, Facebook has done this many, many times. In a show of solidarity, mothers across Facebook were called to change their profile pictures to ones that showed them nursing their children. I was appalled at the nerve of Facebook to mark such beautiful images as “obscene”, and I immediately went off to find a picture to upload.
But I could only find two. Two! I had been nursing my daughter for three years at that point and apparently I only have two pictures to show for it. Even worse, they were both from the first couple of months. I admit that I generally don’t like to have my picture taken, but I still have lots of pictures of me and my daughter – just not of me nursing her. Breastfeeding was so special to both of us, and I’m sad that we don’t have any pictures of that special time.
I won’t make the same mistake this time. I’ve already made sure that I have pictures of my second daughter nursing so that we can look back on this time in the future years and remember how beautiful it was. Lucky for me, I now have a huge fan of breastfeeding with 3 years of nursing experience who is happy to take photos of these special moments when ever she can. :)