CIBII’s Guide to Facebook Breastfeeding Support Group Acronyms

//CIBII’s Guide to Facebook Breastfeeding Support Group Acronyms

Wondering WTH fellow mamas are banging on about in Facebook groups with acronyms such as DS1, TIA, AF being thrown around? Check out our guide to hopefully make all a bit clearer!

Breastfeeding terms:

  • EBF – Exclusively breastfed
  • EBM – Expressed breast milk
  • SNS – Supplemental nursing babies
  • HM4HB – Human Milk for Human Babies (milk donation)
  • CMPI – Cow’s milk protein intolerance
  • CMPA – Cow’s milk protein allergy
  • DF – Dairy free
  • LC – Lactation consultant
  • IBCLC – International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
  • BFI – Breastfeeding Friendly Initiative
  • PS – Peer Supporter
  • BfN – Breastfeeding Network
  • ABM – Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
  • NCT – National Childbirth Trust
  • LLL – La Leche League
  • TT – Tongue Tie

Breastfeeding clothing related terms:

  • OUOD – one up, one down 
  • OTT – [boob] over the top

Feeding terms:

  • TW – Traditional weaning (purees and finger food)
  • BLW – Baby Led Weaning (baby feeds themselves ‘normal food’, no intervention from parents)
  • FF – Formula Fed (*contextual, may clash with forward facing)
  • AF – Artificially Fed (*contextual, may clash with Aunt Flo)

Family terms:

  • OH – Other half
  • DH – Dear husband
  • DP – Dear partner
  • SO – Significant other
  • LO – Little one
  • LB – Little Boy
  • LG – Little Girl
  • DD – Dear daughter (can be followed by number to distinguish which one, e.g. DD1, DD2)
  • DS – Dear son (can be followed by number to distinguish which one, e.g. DS1, DS2)
  • MIL – Mother in law
  • FIL – Father in law
  • SIL – Sister in law
  • BIL – Brother in law

Healthcare terms:

  • GP – General Practitioner
  • HV – Health Visitor
  • MW – Midwife
  • NICU – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • SCBU – Special Care Baby Unit
  • WHO – World Health Organisation
  • NICE – National Institute for the Centre of Excellence

Misc group terms:

  • OT – Off topic
  • NBFR – Not breastfeeding related
  • NBR – Not baby related
  • TIA – Thanks in advance
  • OP – Original poster
  • IMO/IMHO – In my (honest) opinion
  • IYSWIM/IYKWIM – If you see/know what I mean
  • WSS – What she said
  • GWS – Get well soon
  • AFAIK – As far as I know
  • IIRC – If I recall correctly
  • SMH – Shaking my head
  • F – following (you can also get Facebook to give you notifications if you click the down arrow to the right of the post)
  • WTH – What the hell
  • AAsha – Ask Asha 😉

General parenting/birth terms:

  • TTC – Trying to conceive
  • AF – Aunt Flo
  • SAHM – Stay at home mum
  • FTM – First time mum
  • ECS – Elective Caesarean Section
  • DTD – Doing the ‘deed’
  • CIO – Cry it out
  • CC – Controlled crying
  • AP – Attachment parenting
  • Gp – Gentle Parenting
  • EC – Elimination Communication
  • ERF – Extended Rear Facing
  • FF – Forward facing (*contextual, may clash with formula feeding)

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