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Men cannot breastfeed
The Australian Breastfeeding Association has released five new training videos that include the acceptance and appeasement of extremist trans ideology. A whistle-blower named Sue said the 1,100 volunteers will be expected to assist trans and gay men who want to chest-feed.
“We are only trained to provide peer support for mothers, not gay men, transmen, queer people, agender or asexual people,” Sue, who worked with the ABA for more than 10 years, told Daily Mail Australia.
The videos, Sue claims, have diverted counsellors from their original mission of supporting new mothers.
Sue and other volunteers are concerned about the ABA’s push to use more ‘inclusive’ language. They are also alarmed at the suggestion they may have to counsel trans and gay men who want to chest-feed.
“We do not consent to provide that support. We are experts in mother-to-mother breastfeeding we have no skills in assisting in affirming men in their experimental attempts to breastfeed,” she said.
The videos have been released as a part of a $20,000 project that includes a book about ‘Breastfeeding, Chestfeeding and Human Milk Feeding’.
“These training videos show clearly the board has misled us because the training videos make it plain, we are to support men who ring the national helpline, who believe they are women and want to breastfeed their newborns,” Sue says.
She argues the change has occurred without any consultation among members.
“This is not what the ABA was formed to do and is in conflict with our code of ethics and founding documents,” she claims.
“I have experienced men ringing the helpline and wanting to have inappropriate sexualised conversations about breasts and have always, until now, felt supported by the organisation to immediately discontinue those phone calls and report them.”
Binary spokeswoman, Kirralie Smith, said pushing this political agenda was inappropriate.
“The ABA was set up by women, for women, who require support with breastfeeding,” she said.
“It is a uniquely female activity that requires sensitivity, compassion and care at a very vulnerable stage in a mother’s journey.
“Appeasing extremists by insisting males are included in the process is absurd and offensive. Biology matters and this is one area that activists must be told to butt out.”
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