Trans woman becomes able to breastfeed her newborn child


Doctors at the Mt Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York made it possible for the 30-year-old woman to breastfeed her baby but the additional sources of nutrition were still needed. The patient, who has not been named, decided to try and breastfeed their child as their partner, who conceived, decided not to do it. Doctor Tamar Reisman pioneered the scientific breakthrough by means of a special kind of hormonal treatment with Domperidone, which has not been approved by the American Federal drugs Agency, for the three and a half months leading up to the birth. The medicine is available in Canada so it was decided to import it from there. In a report published in the journal Transgender Health, the authors wrote that they believe it is “the first formal report in the medical literature of induced lactation in a transgender woman.” Doctor Reisman is overjoyed that she and her patient succeeded. “We are happy that the patient shared her experience with us, and we are happy to help our patients build happy, healthy, transgender families. We know that breastfeeding has a lot of benefits. That doesn’t mean that all patients have to want to breastfeed, but for this patient, in particular, it was the right choice and I’m happy we could help,” she added.


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