Breastfeeding: A specialized terminology for the German and Italian languagesThe present thesis is divided in three parts: The first part offers an introduction to the field for lay people. Pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and people interested in getting an overview on the anatomy of the female breast and breastfeeding in general, with all its health, physiological and psychological advantages form the main target audience. The second part consists of a concept-oriented glossary on the subject of breastfeeding in German and Italian. The glossary includes technical terms as well as common-language terms in both languages. In addition, etymological aspects dealing with the concepts of the anatomy of the female breast were also considered. The third part of the thesis deals with the problem of synonymy in the medical jargon and provides a compilation of terms on the subject of breastfeeding with the help of concept plans.