Taxpayer-funded breastfeeding charity is accused of 'erasing' women

Taxpayer-funded breastfeeding charity is accused of 'erasing' women
Taxpayer-funded breastfeeding charity is accused of 'erasing' women
Taxpayer-funded breastfeeding charity is accused of 'erasing' women as it replaces term 'mother' with 'breastfeeding person' Critics say Breastfeeding Network ‘erasing’ women to appease trans lobby  Charity insists terms like ‘breastfeeding families’ helps broaden its message  BMA advised its doctors to refer to expectant mothers as ‘pregnant people’ 

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A taxpayer-funded charity that promotes breastfeeding has sparked controversy by replacing the word ‘mother’ with the term ‘breastfeeding person’.

Critics accuse the Breastfeeding Network of ‘erasing’ women in a bid to appease transgender activists after dropping the word ‘mother’ from its social-media posts.

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However, the charity insists using terms such as ‘breastfeeding families’ helps broaden its message.

The Breastfeeding Network stopped using the term ‘mother’ on Twitter two months ago, switching to the message that it is supporting ‘breastfeeding families’

The Breastfeeding Network stopped using the term ‘mother’ on Twitter two months ago, switching to the message that it is supporting ‘breastfeeding families’

The row follows reports that hospital midwives have been advised to use the terms ‘chestfeeding’ and ‘birthing parent’ to avoid upsetting transgender people. 

The British Medical Association has also advised its doctors to refer to expectant mothers as ‘pregnant people’.

The Breastfeeding Network stopped using the term ‘mother’ on Twitter two months ago, switching to the message that it is supporting ‘breastfeeding families’.

In one example from July, the charity avoided

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