First Ever Transgender Woman Breastfeeds Her Baby – Read How It’s Possible

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The very first reported case of an experimental therapy that allowed a transgender woman to exclusively breastfeed her newborn baby for six weeks.

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A medical team from Mount Sinai in New York City is the first to formally report of an experimental therapy that allowed a transgender woman to exclusively breastfeed her newborn baby for six weeks.

According to the 30-year-old woman, her partner was pregnant but was not planning to breastfeed so she decided to take a risk and do it by herself.

“We want to present our patients with the full range of reproductive choices, and this is one step closer to that,” Tamar Reisman, who co-authored the study with Zil Goldstein, said in a phone interview Wednesday with The Washington Post.

Reisman, an endocrinologist with the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, said doctors used protocols for “non-puerperal induced lactation,” in which a woman is stimulated to lactate with the help of a hormone regimen.

Everything’s possible

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.

The study stated that after the baby was born, the patient breast-fed for the first six weeks and, during that time, the infant’s pediatrician said that “the child’s growth, feeding, and bowel habits were developmentally appropriate.”

She later supplemented feedings with formula because she was not producing enough milk, the study said.

Reisman said that at 6 months of age, the baby was “happy, healthy and very cute.”

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