Instagram Has Lifted Its Ban On Breastfeeding Photos

Instagram Allows Breastfeeding Photos

Last year, one mom said she had her Instagram account shut down after some complained about photos that showed her breast-feeding. She got her account back up and running after launching a social-media campaign.

As of now, Instagram has  updated its set of guidelines, and as a result photos of “women actively breast-feeding” are 100% permitted. Photos of post-mastectomy scars are fair game too. (Images of “sexual intercourse, genitals and close-ups of fully nude buttocks” are banned.)

For quite some time, breast-feeding photos on Instagram has been a topic of discussion. In October actress Alyssa Milano posted a photo that showed her breast-feeding her baby and said she was surprised that it sparked backlash. She received  many hateful messages about her choice to share the photo.

The new guidelines also remind users not to share messages that “support or praise terrorism, organized crime or hate groups” or that offer illegal services.

Source: TIME