The International Breastfeeding Symbol was created due to a contest hosted by Mothering magazine. Mothering magazine is a natural living magazine here in the US, and it has fans all over the world. It hosted a contest to come up with an International Breastfeeding Symbol, and in November2006, Matt Daigle's symbol beat out all the others.
I personally voted for Daigle's design, as I thought it was by far the best, in terms of representing without words a mother breastfeeding her infant, while being in keeping with the simple style of other international symbols. I do not know Matt Daigle personally, but I have corresponded with him about his symbol, which is why you see his quote on my homepage.
I decided to create a website devoted to breastfeeding education because I've felt passionate about breastfeeding since I was a little girl (believe it or not)... It just so happened that no one had created a website devoted to the new symbol yet... I figured I'd do it, so I did.:)
I made a store to go with it because I couldn't find a store at the time that sold any of that stuff (now I notice there are a bunch, but most of them appeared after my site was up and running)...
Thanks for sharing your story... you can visit Mama Bear's site at www.breastfeedingsymbol.org and see her great range of products boasting the Breastfeeding Symbol. You'll also find loads of information about breastfeeding and loads of other great links.