Easy now, "breast is best" camp. I think breastfeeding is natural, beautiful, miraculous, and the absolute best nutrition for a baby. Still, it's gross. Now, I don't think breastfeeding moms should hide in shame (far from it), because it's not the act that gives me the willies so much as the lexicon. Sometimes the terminology is overly scientific-sounding, excessively descriptive, or just conjures icky feelings. Whatever the reason, there are plenty of really gross breastfeeding terms I'd love to never hear again.
Breastfeeding never came easily to me, so maybe that's why I'm so sensitive to breastfeeding nomenclature. Everything about it was stressful and upsetting, and it was a struggle for me to make it to seven months. I ended up supplementing with formula, which came with its own set of challenges (primarily guilt over not being able to provide for my child with my own body). I suspect many of these phrases bother me because they remind me of my breastfeeding misery, but there are also plenty of other words that describe the indignities associated with nursing (that even those who love it suffer).
It's not every word. "Latch," for example, I find to be perfectly suited for what it illustrates. Cute even. But I guess it kind of ends there, at least for me. I realize not everyone is affected by words, but if you're a breastfeeding mama who happens to hate "moist" and "panties," this is for you.