Am I the only one who doesn't like the term "breastfeeding"?
Ok, follow me here. As late as the early 1900's the terms "light" & "dark" meat were used to describe turkey/chicken pieces b/c the words "breast" & "thigh" were not supposed to be uttered in public. It wasn't PC.
So, although we've refered to it as "feeding" or "nursing", up until the advent of formula, the term "breastfeeding" did not exist & it really rubs me the wrong way.
I feel like it was made to make our already sex-phobic population feel weird about it b/c we're constantly saying the word breast, which up until you become a mother, is considered a sexual term.
I guess I just don't understand the double standard. Why don't we call it "natural" feeding or "human milk" instead of breastmilk? I mean, we say "cow's milk", not "udder milk" or "tit milk", ya know? Why not say "mother's milk" & "nursing' & leave it at that?