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Australian Breastfeeding Association: Jasmine Sussex claims she was fired for saying the word ‘MOTHER’

Woman is ‘fired’ from breastfeeding consultant job for saying ‘MOTHER’ instead of PC word parent because ‘men breastfeed too’

  • Jasmine Sussex says she was fired from the Australian Breastfeeding Association
  • Volunteer counselor says it was because she used the word ‘mother’
  • She says ABA has urged counselors to use the inclusive term “parent” instead
  • Course material encourages transgender women to induce breast milk
  • Mom of Three Says Only Women Can Breastfeed — Not Biological Men
  • ABA has denied that a counselor has been ‘disciplined’ for using the word mother

A volunteer claims she was fired from the Australian Breastfeeding Association for “hate speech” after repeatedly using the word “mother” instead of the transgender-inclusive term “parent.”

Jasmine Sussex said she lost her role for using the word mother “excessively” in social media posts after the association partnered with Rainbow Families NSW to promote the use of gender neutral language.

The move has divided members of the country’s largest breastfeeding group, which has previously introduced course materials for counselors and encourages them to counsel male-born transgender women that they can breastfeed.

However, despite her claims, the ABA has denied that Ms Sussex was “disciplined for using the word mother,” suggesting there was another reason for her departure from the group.

On a Radio 2GB segment on Thursday, Ms Sussex said of the saying ‘mother’: ‘Ninety-five percent of breastfeeding counselors use that word.

‘That’s our language. We know that only women can breastfeed.’

Jasmine Sussex (pictured) has been fired from volunteering with the Australian Breastfeeding Association

‘It is a very small group in the association that struggles with reality.’

The association has said emerging research suggests that biological men can breastfeed, and has introduced a training booklet titled: Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding and Breastfeeding.

However, the mother of three, who has spent 15 years advising mothers on breastfeeding, claims that there are only a “few cases” worldwide of men producing nipple discharge and that the unknown liquid is “not breast milk.”

‘Men are not allowed to breastfeed. Because breastfeeding is for the baby,” Mrs Sussex told the… Daily Telegram

“Some of the training videos we have are forcing counselors to support biological males in breastfeeding. The video states that trans women often want to breastfeed. It’s dangerous for mothers and babies.’

Ms Sussex said she was told by the ABA when she lost her position that counselors are bound by the code of ethics which states they will not discriminate on the basis of gender identity.

She is currently fighting to join the association and is awaiting cancellation of her membership as well.

“We are at the stage where they are considering whether to exclude me as a voting financial member of the association,” she said.

“This is really serious. This is about women with freedom of speech, freedom of consciousness, freedom of association.

“All these things are being taken from us.”

The association has provided training materials (pictured) to counselors and urges them to advise transgender women that they can breastfeed

The association has provided training materials (pictured) to counselors and urges them to advise transgender women that they can breastfeed

A spokeswoman for the Australian Breastfeeding Association told the Daily Mail Australia that ‘no breastfeeding counselor has been penalized for their use of the word ‘mother’ or ‘mama’ within the ABA’.

“The Council has identified certain behaviors by certain counselors that violate the Code of Ethics and the Constitution, which has resulted in their resignation as volunteer counselors,” they said.

“It is possible for a person who has never been pregnant (including those who are past menopause or who have never had ovaries) to produce some milk at different levels. This is called induced lactation.

“We do not advise on the use of drugs or other treatments to build up a milk supply. This should be discussed with the doctor as there is a risk of adverse side effects.”

The spokesperson said breastfeeding counselors are qualified to provide only general breastfeeding information and denied that the ABA had erased sexual language regarding its breastfeeding information and support services.

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