FLRF and The University of Western Australia (UWA) built LactaPedia – A Glossary of Lactation for Science and Medicine, to establish globally consistent and accepted terminology for human lactation.
Conflicting advice is one of the most common factors that impact on a mother’s confidence in her ability to breastfeed and sustain lactation. Consistent terminology is the most basic requirement for preventing conflicting advice.
LactaPedia aims to establish globally consistent and accepted terminology for human lactation through a collaborative website that invites comments on any of the suggested terminology. LactaPedia can be accessed by healthcare providers, researchers and the public on:
Ultimately, UWA and FLRF hope the easily accessible and publicly available resource will help prevent dissemination of conflicting advice for mothers and their infants and support breastfeeding.
Boss M, Hartmann P, Turner J, Pritchard D, Pérez-Escamilla R, Clifford R. Development of LactaPedia: A lactation glossary for science and medicine. Matern Child Nutr. 2020.
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