Watch Their Language is the latest update of Diane Wiessinger’s original article, Watch Your Language. Digging deeper, the talk investigates the separate goals of scientific journals, breastfeeding researchers, and breastfeeding helpers, and how the phrasing used by each can work for or against those goals.
by Diane Wiessinger
Diane Wiessinger, retired IBCLC and La Leche League Leader, has spoken across North America and abroad on maternal and infant sleep, how our mammalian heritage affects birth and breastfeeding, and how the words we use influence our view of breastfeeding. She is the author of numerous articles and handouts, and is a co-author of the eighth edition of La Leche League International’s The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, and Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family, a La Leche League International book on the practicalities and controversies surrounding infant sleep.