The New Breastfeeding Emoji Is Missing Something Important

Finally! There will be an emoji of a woman breastfeeding, but the image has some major problems.

Your Health


Great news—there will soon be a breastfeeding emoji! As one of the 30 most frequently requested missing emojis, the Unicode Consortium approved the first ever breastfeeding emoji at a meeting last week. While this is great news, take a closer look at the emoji and see if you notice something missing:

Not sure what's missing? Breasts! There is still hope because this design is thankfully not final. According to the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee, "The intended appearance is not necessarily that shown in the proposal documents." There will also likely be variations in skin tone.

As a working breastfeeding mother, I think they should create a "breast pumping" emoji while they're at it. And, PLEASE, let's put some breasts on these emojis.

Who's with me?

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