Breastfeeding welcome here!

Mothering magazine held a contest to design an international symbol for breastfeeding, explaining it as follows:

The purpose of an international symbol for breastfeeding is to increase public awareness of breastfeeding, to provide an alternative to the use of a baby bottle image to designate baby friendly areas in public, and to mark breastfeeding friendly facilities.

Blogs are virtual, but that doesn't mean they can't be breastfeeding-friendly! Put the icon on your blog too--it's available for use here. Also, the mag's web site has a nice interview with the designer of the winning logo (along with a few entries that didn't win but were definitely worth a look).

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Anonymous said...

It strikes me as a disturbing commentary on modern attitudes toward the human body when people are so bothered by breast-feeding that we need designated breast-feeding-friendly areas. It's almost as though breast-feeding is being put on the same level as smoking.

Then again, if people are so overly-sensitive as to be bothered by it, I probably shouldn't be blaming the solution. It's unfortunate that breast feeding friendly areas are necessary--but knowing people nowadays, they probably are necessary.

Mary Tsao said...

Apparently Delta Airlines didn't get the memo. Check out Mir's article on BlogHer: Please get your breasts out of our friendly skies.

Jennifer said...

Yeah. Down with Delta. That is UNACCEPTABLE.