Although baby Carene was born a little early, mother and child were successfully able to breastfeed.
Premature births can often times add more complications to breastfeeding. That is why seeing photos of successful preemie breastfeeding gives hope to many mothers who will face inevitable early births. It’s nice to know it isn’t completely impossible many families.
When Carene’s mother Emma uploaded a photo of her newborn breastfeeding (gavage tube in place and all), it attracted over 166,000 “likes” when shared via a breastfeeding support group.
Soon afterward, members who shared the image saw that it had been deleted by Facebook.
After numerous public complaints, the photo is now back up. Facebook responded by saying that the photo was removed in error, but rectified the situation as soon as they had realized their mistake.
“It was out of order for [Facebook] to remove it but at least it’s had a positive impact,” Mother Emma Bond told BBC News.
This comes several months after an update in Facebook policy regarding female breast exposure. More consideration will be given to photos showing nursing mothers, even if breasts are fully exposed. Mastectomy photos are now also allowed. However, many Facebook users are still feeling frustrated by their breastfeeding photos, videos, and accounts being removed despite the new policy.