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The Instagram account of ‘breastfeeding yoga mom’ Amy has been taken down following renewed attention into her family’s life. The woman I interviewed two weeks ago now tells me all of her photos are gone and her account has been locked with no explanation from the image-sharing site.
It appears that after curious folks worldwide saw the ‘breastfeeding yoga mom’ photo from 2011, they also went to look at Amy’s Daughter of the Sun Instagram page. Some, it seems, reported her for violations and her account was taken down.
In an effort to call on Instagram to provide an explanation and reinstate the account, Amy’s supporters have taken to using the hashtag #SaveDaughterofTheSun, as well as reworking that famous breastfeeding shot to show their support:
Instagram users supporting #SaveDaughteroftheSun
Trying to uncover what’s going on, I found this description of Instagram’s policy on breastfeeding photos:
Does Instagram allow photos of mothers breastfeeding?
Yes. We agree that breastfeeding is natural and beautiful and we’re glad to know that it’s important for mothers to share their experiences with others on Instagram. The vast majority of these photos are compliant with our policies.
Photos that show a fully exposed breast where the child is not actively engaged in nursing do violate our Community Guidelines. These policies are based on the same standards which apply to television and print media.
It’s important to note that the photos we review are almost exclusively brought to our attention by other Instagram members who complain about them being shared on Instagram.
If it was the ‘breastfeeding yoga mom’ photo that so many flagged as violating the photo giant’s terms, I have a bone to pick. Not only was Amy’s daughter Naia engaged in nursing in the image, but other major media outlets have had no problem sharing the picture.
Huffington Post, for example, published Amy’s uncensored photograph on their site — as well as on Facebook, which has long been known to be very strict about breastfeeding photos — without being slapped on the wrist.
I also discovered that others have successfully gotten Instagram’s attention. Breastfeeding community The Leaky Boob’s page was taken down in June after being reported for violations, and reinstated weeks later after supporters jumped into action. The banning was characterized by Instagram as “a mistake.”
Of course, there are other community guidelines from Instagram to be taken into consideration. The site’s short list reads:
Post your own photos and videos.
Keep your clothes on.
Point number two might be a problem for naked ‘breastfeeding yoga mom,’ right?
In my opinion, the most frustrating thing is there has been no explanation for the suspension of Amy’s account. For that reason, I’m personally joining the #SavetheDaughteroftheSun campaign, encouraging Instagram to look again at her page and make sure “a mistake” wasn’t made here too.
Here’s a look back at a sampling of the photos Daughter of the Sun had shared on Instagram:
What do you make of Amy’s Daughter of the Sun Instagram page being taken down?
Will you support #SaveDaughteroftheSun?
Read more from source:“babycenter-com-baby”