Breastfeeding Lactivism vs Facebook

Recently Facebook has been marking profile pictures of women nursing their children as obscene and removing them. Users with such pictures have been warned that should they repost the images they will face expulsion from the site.

Several groups have sprung up on Facebook with Hey, Facebook, breastfeeding is not obscene!(Official breastfeeding petition to Facebook) being the largest at nearly 65,000 members.

On December 27, 2008 M.I.L.C., the  Mothers International Lactation Campaign has set up a virtual event where 6,000 attendees have pledged to change their profile picture to one depicting a mother breastfeeding her child.

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For those in the Palo Alto, California area December 27 at 11:00AM meet up at the Facebook headquarters, 156 Uni­versity Ave. for a nurse-in.

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