Can I Post a Public Breastfeeding Video?


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The question of whether posting videos of public breastfeeding online is acceptable generally depends on the rules of each website. For instance, both Facebook and Instagram allow breastfeeding photos, according to Time.

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Can I Post a Public Breastfeeding Video?
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There has been a great deal of controversy surrounding the question of posting photos and videos of breastfeeding and nudity in general on the Internet. Facebook, which owns Instagram, has strict nudity rules, which it has used to prevent people from posting breastfeeding photos to the site. However, in 2014, following a public outcry that included over 60,000 tweets and 5,000 emails, it agreed to stop censoring breastfeeding photos on both sites. However, it continues to block all other photos of bare breasts, although it has agreed to allow women who have undergone a mastectomy to post photos of their scars on the site, according to Time.

Public breastfeeding is legal in 49 states and the District of Colombia, says the National Conference of State Legislatures. West Virginia is the only state that has not enacted such a law as of 2015, Mother Nature Network reports. Additionally, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act includes a provision that requires employers to provide reasonable break time for breastfeeding mothers to nurse or pump their breasts, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports.

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