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Online Safety Are We Doing Enough

Posted by on February 17, 2012

 This post is part of the Breastfeeding Blog Hop hosted by The Slacker Mom and co-hosted by Happiness Redefined and The Gnome’s Mom.

Today’s topic for the Breastfeeding Blog Hop: Online Breastfeeding Safety

 I thought long and hard about how to keep myself and my nursling protected before starting my blog.  I knew the majority of my blog would be about breastfeeding my son since that is a BIG part of our daily life.

I came up with some guidelines for our family:

  • For my son – I will not use his name on here EVER.  He desperately needs a blog nickname soon!!!
  • For myself – no last names of anyone, address, or phone number will be posted on here.
  • Pictures -  if I wouldn’t put it on a billboard in front of my house I won’t post it online.

This does NOT mean that I will stop posting a few wonderful breastfeeding pictures.  These photos are important to me!  I feel that they help breastfeeding become mainstream and really normal. In fact you should go check out this beautiful uncovered photography.

I would personally have been very lost and depressed without Lori over at The Gnome’s Mom demonstrating how to nurse in public so I could get my butt out of this house. I’ve learned so much about breastfeeding from other women putting themselves out there and I don’t believe any of us should stop.

We will revisit our family guidelines and safety again in the future but for now this fits us.

What are your thoughts?  Do you post breastfeeding photos of yourself online?

5 Responses to Online Safety Are We Doing Enough

  1. Lori

    I like your rules! <3

    • Suzanne

      Thanks! I’m sure we will have to adjust them as we go, but that’s what is nice about making up your own rules.

  2. The Slacker Mom

    Yes- excellent rules…I think it’s too late for me! Now, on to picking out a nickname!

  3. Suzanne

    I keep playing with different nickname ideas. Sadly, most of them are pretty cheesy! :)

  4. Mable

    I call my son Critter a lot. :) Nicknames are fun! I agree with Suzanne, I used to break a sweat just thinking about NIP under a cover lol. Pictures helped me a lot but one does have to err on the side of caution.