How to define it. Need some help here. I am just an old retired Grunt. Several have emailed me asking what the hell is “Lactation Support,” and while I have tried my best to figure out exactly what that fool of a general meant, I am lost for words. If you know, please comment. I “think” I know what he meant, but like I said, I can’t be sure. Love to have your thoughtful definitions. Here’s the real definition, but for the life of me, I do not understand how or why commanders and soldiers need to balance it with readiness. Has this fool lost the bubble or what?
Lactation describes the secretion of milk from the mammary glands and the period of time that a mother lactates to feed her young. The process can occur with all post-pregnancy female mammals, although it predates mammals. In humans the process of feeding milk is also called breastfeeding or nursing.
I joked for years using the terms, underwater mess kit repairman or “combat gynecologist.” Now I am certain there are medical personnel training for the latter assignment.