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Birth Pictures Posted on Facebook

When Does a Birth Photo Become TMI For Facebook?

Proud parents are often eager to share photos of their new baby and the child's birth on social networking sites. But 74 percent of LilSugar readers said Facebook isn't an appropriate place to share such images. We're curious what type of discretion moms and dads should use when posting their pictures? What's your opinion?

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runningesq runningesq 7 years
I agree Anon --- I don't understand why breastfeeding is singled out as "inappropriate" when pictures of girls hanging out of bikinis and guys mooning the camera are not. That's Facebook's issue and I think it's possibly becuase (and I could be wrong here) it's still run by a young guy. I don't post photos of myself drunk (even though it's not illegal) or doing stupid things. I am FB friends with police officers, defense attorneys, and other prosecutors, and I monitor my online presence carefully. I wouldn't post a breastfeeding photo but that's because I am personally not comfortable with all my "friends" seeing that. I know it could hurt my professionally in the legal community. Whether or not that's fair is another issue, but - like having to wear pantyhose in July - it's just the way it is.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Anon, your first point is well taken, but privacy settings on FB aren't always what they seem. If you don't want the whole world to see it, don't post it.
phatE phatE 7 years
anonymous #2 - yes you can post whatever you want, but good luck if you ever want to have a professional career & have birth/breast-feeding images linked to your name.
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
i would never post pictures of my children on facebook, but that's just a personal choice, i don't judge when others do. unless there are genitals or afterbirth!
pixiedusk pixiedusk 7 years
Giving birth soon and i will post my baby's pictures of course! im a proud mOm! but no flesh, gooey stuff, and no genitals! what youll see is a cute clean and cuddly baby!
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
lol. im ultraconservative with what i post. I post pictures of my family and other such, but everything is very g rated, and I'm NOT into birth photo's etc etc. When I had my son in March, he slept SO well right off the bat that I had free time to upload pictures. I browsed through the ones my husband and the nurses took of the baby after he was born, and popped several online. I should have waited until I was a little more rested from the birth, because I ended up accidentally uploading a shot i would not have... It was the baby, held up right after birth being suctioned, but if you look to the very very very far right of the shot, where its out of focus and dark, you can make out that the damn nurse took it RIGHT above me looking down, so you can see my legs and the blue paper they put over you and the cord leading back to me.. EEK. It's vague, you can't see anything but all the covers and teh cord, but it still eeks me out. i deleted it as soon as i noticed, but it had been up a few days.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
No, then can't Anon No. 2 - Facebook has TOS and if you violate they can remove your photo.
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