International breastfeeding symbol announced

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I had no idea that there wasn't an "International" breastfeeding symbol until I read it over at Kerflop's site.

Mothering Magazine held a contest to come up with an international breastfeeding symbol, chosen by votes for the 12 finalists on their site. The winning design was by Matt Daigle of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This stay-at-home-dad slash freelance graphic designer is father to one-year-old son Hayden.

According to Mothering, the purpose of the breastfeeding symbol "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."

Mothering also suggests that businesses can use the symbol to designate a lactation room, which is required by law in California. Daigle has signed over the rights to the image and it is now available copyright-free.

While I think that the winning image is very nice, am I the only one who would have liked to see this one (top row, second from the right) as the international breastfeeding symbol?

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.