Instagram Changes Policy, Allows for Breastfeeding Photos

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Congratulations, Miley Cyrus! You've won! The nipple has been freed!

Kind of. Sort of. Just not exactly in the way you had in mind.

While that celebrity and other famous women continue to fight for nudity on social media, Instagram has at least changed a policy that irked many parents across the land:

One is now permitted to share breastfeeding photos online.

According to new Instagram rule, "women actively breastfeeding are allowed" as photo subjects, as are ladies who are showing "photos of post-mastectomy scarring."

The site even now says that "nudity in photos of paintings and sculptures is OK, too."

While Kim Kardashian can't just go spread eagle on the website still, a statement on Instagram explains the basis for these changes. It reads:

"We know that there are times when people might want to share nude images that are artistic or creative in nature."

However, "for a variety of reasons," the site says it does not allow actual "nudity," elaborating with what it means:

"This includes photos, videos and some digitally-created content that show sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks."

The parent-based changes arrive months after Alyssa Milano, Jaime King, Alanis Morisette, Doutzen Krous and other stars documented their breastfeeding moments for all to see online and complained over backlash to them.

"I just think it's important for women to feel comfortable feeding their babies wherever," Milano previously told E! News. "If we're in public, we shouldn't have to go in the bathroom."

About a year ago, Facebook also altered its Community Standards policy to allow for breastfeeding images, with new mothers such as Olivia Wilde and Gisele Bündchen supporting the move by posting photos of themselves supplying their babies with nutrition.

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