The Journal of Human Lactation contributes to the science that defines the work of lactating people’s bodies. Around the world, from all the places that our researchers, writers, and readers call home, we collectively study human breasts and the process by which that organ is used to feed and nurture human children. Across history and the political milieu, breasts and the process of breastfeeding have been fodder for cultural eccentricities and power dynamics. As scientists, writers, clinicians, and advocates in this field of study and work, our goal is to be unbiased and true to the data that we present. We work hard to speak about the bodies we study—the people we study—in a way that is respectful, transparent, clear, and concise.
Chetwynd E. Creating a Lactation Research Community Through Use and Reuse of Survey Instruments and Scales. J Hum Lact. 2022 Sep 5:8903344221121108. doi: 10.1177/08903344221121108. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36065501.