I'm pretty disappointed right now. Yesterday I learned that someone flagged my photo and Instagram deemed it inappropriate, then deleted it. No, not any bikini pics, but this one...
Maybe I'm clueless here, but I see absolutely NOTHING wrong with the picture. I see a little girl mimicking her Mother doing the most natural thing in the world. I don't usually express my OPINIONS on here because everyone has them and obviously they are all different. I'm shocked that anyone would see something wrong with this picture honestly, there is nothing wrong with me teaching my daughter that feeding a baby from your breast is OK. Is it the only way, absolutely not? Is it the best way, well that depends on you. Every situation is different and you can be a terrific Mother by bottle or by breast.
I do not only give Aiden breast milk, he gets a bottle of formula when I just need a break. Sometimes it's more convenient for me to give him a bottle when we are on the go and sometimes I just don't feel like whipping out my breast at the dinner table and that's OK. Do I feel like breast milk is better for him than formula? Yes. That's why I chose to breastfeed, plus I get more sleep at night by boob than I do by bottle :)
I think far too many women feel uncomfortable breastfeeding, the numbers of times I've known someone who didn't breastfeed 'just because' is shocking. I don't want my daughter to feel that way, we are very open with how babies are fed. She's fed him a bottle a few times and if this picture was of her giving her baby doll a bottle there would be no issue. I grew up with a Mother who nursed for YEARSSSSSSS which is probably why I'm comfortable doing it at home or in public.
I enjoyed sharing this on Instagram and reading all the comments about women who remember their child doing this or themselves doing this when they were young. I hope Madison remembers this too!
So shame on you Instagram for sending the message that this is wrong and to the person who reported it, I'm sorry you are so closed minded that you can't see all the good that is in the picture, even if it's not 'your thing'.