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🤱 Breast-feeding emoji

[ brest-feed-ing ih-moh-jee ]

What does 🤱 Breast-feeding emoji mean?

The Breast-feeding emoji 🤱 depicts a woman breast-feeding a baby. It is commonly used to represent the act of breast-feeding, babies, motherhood, new and expecting mothers, and mothers in general.

The Breast-feeding emoji 🤱 is commonly used on Mother’s Day, which is held annually on the second Sunday of May (May 9 in 2021) in the United States.

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Where does 🤱 Breast-feeding emoji come from?

The Breast-feeding emoji 🤱 was approved under Unicode 10.0 in 2017. On most major platforms, the emoji depicts a woman breast-feeding a baby wrapped in a blanket while looking down and smiling. The woman’s hair color and hair style are different depending on the platform. The color of the woman’s clothing and the color of the baby’s blanket also change depending on the platform. The baby is entirely wrapped in the blanket in the Microsoft version, and their head is entirely hidden by a hat in the Apple, Google, Samsung, and WhatsApp versions of the emoji. On supported platforms, the emoji can be customized with various skin tones. If it is, the skin tone of the baby will match the skin tone of the woman if any part of the baby’s skin is visible.

While the Breast-feeding emoji 🤱 is used to specifically refer to breast-feeding, it also has a wider usage in reference to parenthood, young babies, and mothers. In this general sense, it has a lot of overlap in usage with the Woman Feeding Baby emoji 👩‍🍼 and the Pregnant Woman emoji 🤰.

Examples of 🤱 Breast-feeding emoji

I need next month to come quicker I just wanna have & hold my baby already 🤱 😭
@mustbemari, February 6, 2021
I saw the most beautiful woman smiling at me, btw she's my mom. 💕 Happy Mother's Day!!🤱
@iamcharisseQ, May 9, 2020

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Who uses 🤱 Breast-feeding emoji?

The Breast-feeding emoji 🤱 is often used to refer to breast-feeding.

The Breast-feeding emoji 🤱 is also used generally to refer to babies, parenting, mothers, and Mother’s Day.

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