The Story of the International Breastfeeding Symbol

How Matt Daigle’s artwork became known around the world

Photo by Laura Egley-Taylor

In the early 2000s, I heard a lecture by Dr. Jack Newman, who has been helping breastfeeding mothers and babies for nearly 40 years. He was dismayed by the ubiquity with which the bottle is used as a cultural symbol for baby, feeding, and parenthood. Images of baby bottles abound in…