Transgender woman becomes first in world to breastfeed baby

Breakthrough? In a world's first transgender woman able to breastfeed her baby

Breakthrough? In a world's first transgender woman able to breastfeed her baby

They also upped her hormone intake, and used a breast pump to stimulate production.

Over three-and-a-half months the woman was treated with a nausea drug called domperidone, which has been anecdotally linked to milk production.

During her first clinic visit, she explained that her partner was five months' pregnant and not interested in breastfeeding, and that she hoped to take on that role.

The woman, who has not been named, fed her baby for six weeks after birth.

Deutsch, director of clinical services at the UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, said she also is a transgender woman with a 6-month-old child.

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is any form of hormone therapy wherein the patient, in the course of medical treatment, receives hormones, either to supplement a lack of naturally occurring hormones or to substitute other hormones for naturally occurring hormones.

She was prescribed a drug called domperidone, which she took three times daily.

Doctor Reisman and nurse practitioner Zil Goldstein used a procedure known as induce lactation in cisgender women who have not experienced pregnancy, in order to promote the patient's lactation.

A month into her treatment plan, she was producing "droplets" of milk and, three months in, she was producing about 8 ounces of milk per day, according to the study.

Inducing lactation in non-pregnant cisgender women is a fairly common procedure, however, so the challenge was to the liking of NY transgender-medicine doctors Tamar Reisman and Zil Goldstein, the authors of the study published in the journal Transgender Health.

She then continued to breastfeed alongside using formula until the infant was six months old. Two weeks later, her partner gave birth and the baby's growth and development progressed well during six weeks of exclusive breastfeeding from the transgender mom, after which the parents began supplementing with formula. The dosages were reportedly obtained from Canada.

Still, when asked about the case study, Thomas, the spokeswoman for the AAP, said she believes "babies should get breast milk".

"This is a very big deal", Joshua Safer of Boston Medical Center told New Scientist.

It's for this reason that Madeline Deutsch, a professor at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and a transgender woman herself, chose not to pursue an experimental lactation treatment.

Trans women have experimented for years to induce lactation, but Mount Sinai's six-week experimental regimen produced the breakthrough.

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