By SHAUNA ANDERSON
It was a moment to remember, to share – and to be proud of.
A new Mum whose premature baby was born an incredible 12 weeks early defied the odds and breastfed.
24-year old Emma Bond wanted to share the moment she had been told would never happen so she uploaded an image of her triumph to Facebook, thrilled that she had been able to finally feed her daughter the way she wanted to.
Only to have the moment destroyed when the social media giant ripped the picture down, saying a user complained as the image contained offensive nudity.
The image has now gone viral – as has Emma’s story.
When Emma’s baby Carene was born on October 3 Emma and her partner Ashley were told the little girl would not survive.
“Carene was born by emergency Caesarean section.
“We were told to get the priest in, she wasn’t meant to last past her third day.” Emma said.
“She was born with an infection, she had a lot going on. We don’t know the outcome of the brain damage. But she is able to move and open her eyes and look around and feed which we were told would be unexpected.” reports The Daily Mail.
When she not only survived past day three but breastfed for the first time it was magical.
“It was the first time she had breastfed so there was a reason for me posting that particular picture.
“It was a magical moment and to have it removed the same day for breaching nudity policies was really rubbing salts in the wounds.”
Here is the photo that caused all the controversy.
Emma from Shropshire in the UK says she was upset by Facebook’s decision so decided to upload it to a pro-breastfeeding website, where it attracted 166,000 likes.
Despite that even users who tried to share it on their own Facebook profiles found the link was deleted.
She says that Facebook’s policies don’t make sense.
“The thing for me is that I see so many animal cruelty or beheading or child abuse images on Facebook and report them myself but nothing gets done,” she said.