Posted by: Elizabeth | August 18, 2009

Consistency, please.

Why isn’t breastmilk called “human milk”?  Or, putting it the other way, why don’t we call cow’s milk “udder milk”?    It doesn’t make any sense to name one kind of milk after the species of animal that produces it, and another kind after the actual body part with which it’s most directly associated.  I’m just asking for consistency here, people.


  1. Ha! I breastfed for almost a year and always felt awkward calling it breastmilk or breastfeeding. It is such weird terminology.

  2. I’ve never thought about that. But I agree with you totally!

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