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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: 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!!

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  • (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?