Facebook blocks mom for sharing breastfeeding photos

Facebook blocks mom for sharing breastfeeding photos is a headline that sparked an online debate on the social networking site’s policy on photo-sharing.

Kristy Kemp, a mother who made breastfeeding a personal advocacy, was banned from using the Facebook page she herself created after one of its over 4,000 members uploaded a close up picture of a child suckling.

The nursing photo was removed and Kemp was locked out of her own “Breastfeeding Mama Talk” fan page, reports Fox40.

After the 24-hour ban expired, Kemp continued her cause and shared a photo of a mother breastfeeding her 5-year-old daughter and her baby. Again, the photo was taken down and she was reportedly locked out of her account for three days.

Facebook established community standards for nudity and pornography. However, there seems to be an apparent confusion with the rules that read:

“Facebook has a strict policy against the sharing of pornographic content and any explicitly sexual content where a minor is involved. We also impose limitations on the display of nudity. We aspire to respect people’s right to share content of personal importance, whether those are photos of a sculpture like Michelangelo's David or family photos of a child breastfeeding.”

Kemp said she was “outraged” and “shocked” about what happened.

“It’s not right. I’m trying to do good for mothers and I’m getting kicked off for posting pictures of the most beautiful act a mother can do her for kid. It’s not right,” she told the news channel.

After Kemp voiced her frustration out through media, the report said Facebook issued an apology for the incident.