Universal Breastfeeding Symbol

Universal Breastfeeding Symbol

The current international breastfeeding symbol only shows a child nursing at the breast.

The Universal Breastfeeding Symbol recognizes that there are more ways to chest- or breastfeed. For example, research* shows that the vast majority of breastfeeders express milk at some point, so why doesn’t the current symbol include this?

See more about this symbol at universalbreastfeedingsymbol.com. You can download the symbols here.


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* 98% of all respondents had expressed milk: Clemons, S. N., & Amir, L. H. (2010). Breastfeeding women’s experience of expressing: A descriptive study. Journal of Human Lactation, 26(3), 258–265. http://doi.org/10.1177/0890334410371209

85% of respondents had expressed milk by 6 months: Johns, H. M., Amir, L. H., McLachlan, H. L., & Forster, D. A. (2016). Breast pump use amongst mothers of healthy term infants in Melbourne, Australia: A prospective cohort study. Midwifery, 33,82–89. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2015.10.009