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Lactation consultant says more support is needed to support breastfeeding | The Standard



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A WARRNAMBOOL lactation consultant says the so-called outcry over a university guide calling for “breastfeeding” to be described as “chestfeeding” detracts from the challenges new mothers face learning to breastfeed. Member for Western Victoria Bev McArthur told parliament the Australian National University guidelines advocating terms like “human milk,” “birthing and non birthing parents” should “concern us all.” “Forget about referencing mother and father, that’s out,” she said. “What disturbs me is that critics have been automatically dismissed as reactionary, implying they simply can’t adapt to progress. “This is lazy, inaccurate and unfair.” Listen to the latest episode of our weekly podcast The Booletin and…

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