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posted by Fnord666 on Saturday February 17 2018, @05:40PM   Printer-friendly
from the (breast)-milk-does-a-body-good dept.

Transgender woman is first to be able to breastfeed her baby

A 30-year-old transgender woman has become the first officially recorded to breastfeed her baby. An experimental three-and-a-half-month treatment regimen, which included hormones, a nausea drug and breast stimulation, enabled the woman to produce 227 grams of milk a day.

"This is a very big deal," says Joshua Safer of Boston Medical Center, who was not involved with the treatment. "Many transgender women are looking to have as many of the experiences of non-transgender women as they can, so I can see this will be extremely popular."

The transgender woman had been receiving feminising hormonal treatments for several years before she started the lactation treatment. These included spironolactone, which is thought to block the effects of testosterone, and progesterone and a type of oestrogen. This regimen enabled her to develop breasts that looked fully grown, according to a medical scale that assesses breast development based on appearance. She had not had any breast augmentation surgery.

When her partner was five-and-a-half-months pregnant, the woman sought medical treatment from Tamar Reisman and Zil Goldstein at Mount Sinai's Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York City. Her partner had no interest in breastfeeding, she explained, so she would like to take on that role instead.

The milk produced was supplemented by formula because a baby typically needs 500 grams of milk per day at 5 days old.

Related: President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Says Transgender Women Could Give Birth


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  • (Score: 0, Insightful) by idiot_king on Saturday February 17 2018, @05:42PM (20 children)

    by idiot_king (6587) on Saturday February 17 2018, @05:42PM (#639382)

    If the alt-right retards still think gender was inherent, they're not ready for the future.
    But it doesn't matter, because they're clearly not the ones reproducing anyway :)

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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 17 2018, @06:06PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 17 2018, @06:06PM (#639388)

    If the alt-right retards still think gender was inherent, they're not ready for the future.

    Why is the alt-right position on transsexuals important? Why would your political views dictate your personal opinion on a male being able to breastfeed?

  • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 17 2018, @06:12PM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 17 2018, @06:12PM (#639389)

    I Sexually Identify as an Attack Helicopter...

    • (Score: 5, Insightful) by The Mighty Buzzard on Saturday February 17 2018, @06:46PM (3 children)

      by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@proton.me> on Saturday February 17 2018, @06:46PM (#639399) Homepage Journal

      I am as well but I'm trans-former because I want to be able to turn into a giant robot too.

      --
      My rights don't end where your fear begins.
      • (Score: 2, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 17 2018, @07:51PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 17 2018, @07:51PM (#639432)

        I believe it, never seen a helicopter with a dick.

        • (Score: 3, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 17 2018, @08:54PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 17 2018, @08:54PM (#639453)
          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 18 2018, @06:55AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 18 2018, @06:55AM (#639637)

            So he's a helicopter for the Ballchinians?

  • (Score: 0, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 17 2018, @07:40PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 17 2018, @07:40PM (#639427)

    If the alt-right retards still think gender was inherent, they're not ready for the future.
    But it doesn't matter, because they're clearly not the ones reproducing anyway :)

    Obviously, the king of the idiots is trolling, but I'll take the bait anyway. Gender IS inherent. It you take the little faggot's hormone cocktail away, you'll see just how female he really is.

  • (Score: 0, Insightful) by Captival on Saturday February 17 2018, @11:56PM (3 children)

    by Captival (6866) on Saturday February 17 2018, @11:56PM (#639524)

    Look at yourself in the mirror, you incredible moron. You're gloating in glee because an insane person cut off his own dick and replaced it with a machine that shoots milk out of his chest, so he can pretend to be something he isn't. And while that is disgusting and unnatural as it gets, you're pleased because the people you don't like are against it, no matter how sensible it is. What a loathsome abberation of a human being this makes you.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 18 2018, @01:38AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 18 2018, @01:38AM (#639555)

      Welcome oh latest edition to someone's troll accounts.

    • (Score: 1, Troll) by realDonaldTrump on Sunday February 18 2018, @02:42AM (1 child)

      by realDonaldTrump (6614) on Sunday February 18 2018, @02:42AM (#639571) Homepage Journal

      There's too many links, so many people don't read the articles because it's too much. This one, I understand why nobody wants to read it. Very DISTURBING news! But it says on SoylentNews, on the summary, there's no machine. It's not a machine. If it was a machine, it would be OK. A baby drinking milk from a machine, that's normal. Milk coming out of a breast, very DISTURBING. Whether it's a woman or whoever.

      Let me tell you, lawyer Elizabeth Beck did a terrible job against me, she lost (I even got legal fees). I loved beating her, she was easy. She’s a terrible attorney. We beat her soundly. She’s got a terrible reputation. Bottom line, I beat her. And, it was a breast pump. We were meeting for a deposition, she wanted to breast pump in front of me. I may have said it was disgusting. I thought it was terrible. I watched that and I thought that was DISGRACEFUL and DISGUSTING!!

      • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 18 2018, @03:02AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 18 2018, @03:02AM (#639575)

        I loved beating her, she was easy. Bottom line, I beat her.

        Aren't we being a little too revealing today?

  • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by jmorris on Sunday February 18 2018, @12:22AM (4 children)

    by jmorris (4844) on Sunday February 18 2018, @12:22AM (#639531)

    So we are supposed to be happy with this timeline? We didn't get flying cars, we didn't get space colonies, but we got a huge welfare state and innocent children used as medical experiments to see if moobs that are forced to lactate are safe?

    FUCK THIS GAY EARTH!

  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by unauthorized on Sunday February 18 2018, @06:11AM (1 child)

    by unauthorized (3776) on Sunday February 18 2018, @06:11AM (#639627)

    We can with a 100% certainty determine whether an organism naturally produces eggs or sperm based entirely on a genetic sample. If you think that's not inherent then you are not ready for middle school.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 18 2018, @04:20PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 18 2018, @04:20PM (#639732)

      We can also test genetics with 100% certainty for a number of genetic diseases.

      So because they are generically inherent we should never try to fix these diseases, right?

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 19 2018, @12:15AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 19 2018, @12:15AM (#639881)

    Family size for leftists is on average a bit less than 2 kids per woman. In other words, they are headed toward extinction. It's no surprise. You won't get lots of kids when you favor abortions, working females, and LGBT.

    Family size for the right is on average about 2.5 kids per woman. This is exponential growth.

    I'd dig up a reference for you, but every word is so damn common and ordinary. It's unsearchable as far as I can tell.

    I'm doing my part, having produced 11 kids so far. I'm raising them hard-core alt-right, although their mom dilutes that with hard-core Catholicism. The future belongs to those who show up.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 19 2018, @05:01AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 19 2018, @05:01AM (#639970)

      Well the historic trend is towards true liberalism, you can go into it squealing like a pig and popping out unsaistainable levels of children but thankfully odds are your kids will break out of your brainwashing eventually. Can see the stories all the time, ex alt-riggters and Catholics who are horrified at what they once were.