Instagram Deactivates The Leaky Boob’s Account
When it comes to breastfeeding advocacy, The Leaky Boob (TLB) is one of the most recognized names. Started by husband and wife team Jessica and Jeremy Martin-Weber, they offer resources and support for mothers who’ve chosen to breastfeed their babies and have had problems, whether physical or social. They urge mothers to proudly feed their babies as publicly as they’re comfortable–often using photos of moms and happy, suckling babes. Instagram isn’t as on-board with their mission, though. Earlier this month, the group had it’s Instagram account deactivated.
This isn’t the first time TLB has had problems with social media. Daring to show babies having meals via breast had their Facebook page deactivated in 2011. Nipples count as obscene, even if they’re giving a hungry child a meal, it turns out. Overwhelming support got the page reinstated, and TLB is hoping for the same thing to happen to their now-defunct Instagram account. TLB has taken to Twitter, asking its followers to ask Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, to reinstate their account so they can continue sharing their images.
We wish the women (and men) who rely on TLB as a resource, an inspiration, and a little comic relief good luck. Will you support TLB?