New emoji set to feature a woman breastfeeding

Posted at 10:28 AM, Mar 29, 2017

A new set of emojis will hit smartphones later this year, including an icon that features a woman breastfeeding a baby.

Emojipedia released its final 2017 emoji list on Monday, which features 69 new characters. The list has been sent for Unicode approval, and is scheduled for release in June.

According to Emojipedia, the creators of the new character made an attempt to be more gender-inclusive in their new set. Some new sets of people emojis may feature gender-neutral base characters, though the final decision will be left up to vendors like Apple and Android.

The set also includes gender-neutral children, adults and senior citizens, as well as a woman wearing a burka.

Other new emojis feature a man with a beard, men and women practicing yoga as well as rock-climbing emojis.


The new set also ventures into fantasy. The new set of people emojis include vampires, zombies, wizards and elves.

New foods included in the set include steak, sandwiches, pretzels, Chinese takeout and fortune cookies.

Finally, the new set includes a face with a raised eyebrow — a face inspired by Stephen Colbert.

See the full list of new emojis here.