According to a recent change in policy, Instagram will now allow mothers to post breast feeding photographs on their accounts. The photos can also include the ones which showcase post pregnancy marks and stretches.
Instagram recently updated its community guidelines, which clearly states details regarding content sharing through Instagram. It also specifies which content or photograph will be removed from user accounts if they are found violating the terms and conditions mentioned in the guidelines.
A popular mobile application, Instagram’s guidelines reflect the standard community guidelines of its parent company, Facebook. The new guidelines state:
“We are well aware of the fact that there are several moments when our users want to share their nude images which are taken from a creative or artistic perception but it is our policy that we do not tolerate nudity or sexual content on Instagram. These content include provoked nudity displaying sexual intercourse and close of up of human genital area. The guidelines of Instagram also state that users cannot share photographs showing women’s nipples and genitals. However, photos of pregnant women or mothers who are feeding their children do not come under this guideline and can be shared through our application. Nudity represented through artistic paintings and sculptures can also be shared without violating our terms and conditions.”
The company did not mention the reason behind change in policy and it was known that both Instagram and Facebook were criticized for banning baby feeding photographs.