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Have you ever been ashamed to breastfeed your baby in public? Surely more than one woman has felt contained and prevented from doing so. There are still many people who view the act of breastfeeding in public with censorship. In fact, a few days ago Facebook had deleted the profile of a Chilean mother due to a photo that she had published breastfeeding her three-month-old baby, considering it obscene.
This week, Facebook has gone back, and reopened this mother's account, accepting the photo that it had considered obscene. It would be more, right? And I wonder: what is obscene in teaching such a natural act as breastfeeding? Breastfeeding is not only good for the health of the baby and his mother, it is a right that deserves respect and consideration. For whatever reason, I think it makes no sense to censor such a right.
Breastfeeding in public is still a very sensitive issue especially for mothers who are breastfeeding and who must breastfeed their babies every two to three hours. I don't think they have to lock themselves at home during this period, right? We must put an end to the sexual taboo so marked still by our culture and that prevents many women from being afraid of being observed and looked at with disapproval by people who do not understand the natural actions of breastfeeding a baby. A mother's breasts are not sex objects.
I wonder under what explanation someone can consider the image of a mother breastfeeding her baby as offensive. I understand that it is very normal for a mother to want to take photos of this very intimate and particular moment, and presumably show them to her friends and family. It is not a question of photographing a nude, but rather of recording an act as peculiar as breastfeeding your baby. Recently, on her Facebook profile, Leslie Power Labbé, the Chilean mother, child psychologist and one of the founders of Espacio Crianza in Chile, I have been able to read a last publication: You are all cute! They have passed with so much love ... I am very happy, very happy ... And now to continue talking about the importance of respecting the universal right of children to be breastfed and loved by their mothers, at least in the first 6 months. So be it.
Vilma Medina. Director of our site
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