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Yes, We're Mammals, But Is It Wise These Days To Promote Breastfeeding As 'Natural'?

Hippos do it. So do orangutans. There’s no question that for us mammals, nursing is one of those defining behaviors in nature. The question is whether public health officials, in promoting breast-feeding among human mothers, should deploy the term “natural.” Two academics pondering these and other linguistically charged questions sparked an online…

Are there unintended consequences to calling breastfeeding 'natural'?

Breast-feeding: "It's only natural." It's a message women may have seen on Facebook or a state health department website, or heard on the radio, as part of a campaign launched in 2013 by the Department of Health and Human Services. But, according to a pair of experts, this type of campaign…