Saturday, October 3, 2009

The International Breastfeeding Symbol

Mothering Magazine held a contest:

"The image of a baby bottle on an airport sign announcing the location of a 'parents lounge' infuriated us and got us thinking: Isn't there an international symbol for breastfeeding? We called around. Spoke to lactivists and breastfeeding organizations all over the world. No one had seen or heard of an international symbol for breastfeeding. This is our official call for entries. The women's bathroom sign . . . the handicapped parking sign . . . the no-smoking sign. So we put out a call: How would you like to see your breastfeeding design up there with the greats?"

They received over 500 entries from artists everywhere, and from those chose 13 finalists, and eventually one winner. Here is the winning piece:
It's clear and concise. I've been using it as my profile picture on Facebook, and it's been wonderful to help spread the breastfeeding support.

Click here to read the article about the winning artist, and

Click here to download the symbol for free.

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