In first, transgender woman able to breastfeed

In first, transgender woman able to breastfeed

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

She approached Reisman and Goldstein as her partner was due to give birth but did not want to breastfeed, according to a case report in the journal Transgender Health. In a report titled "Induced Lactation in a Transgender Woman", the study's authors detailed the story of a transgender woman's visit to Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in NY. She exclusively nursed the infant for six weeks and continued breastfeeding alongside other food sources for another six months.

So Reisman helped the woman realize her goal, starting her on a regimen of testosterone-inhibiting hormones and lactation-inducing drugs.

Also, the hormones involved in inducing lactation can lead to mood swings and weight gain, which can be a deterrent for some people, she said. And during that time, the baby's paediatrician reported that the child's growth, feeding and bowel habits were developmentally appropriate.

Breastfeeding is an integral part of childcare and for most women, it is a handsome experience. Though trans woman have reportedly induced lactation by self-medicating, the duo wrote, "We believe that this is the first formal report in the medical literature of induced lactation in a transgender woman". Its four elements included the drug domperidone, which increases prolactin levels.

By the end of the first month, she was able to express droplets of milk and her dosage of hormonal drugs was increased.

The woman obtained domperidone from Canada. But the new case shows that this transgender woman produced enough milk to sustain a baby for six weeks, which is "terrific", Garcia said.

"Many transgender women are looking to have as numerous experiences of non-transgender women as they can, so I can see this will be extremely popular", Safer said.

The baby is now 6 months old, the study's authors said.

The medical team started the patient on 10mg a day of domperidone, as well as five minutes a day of breastfeeding. "The patient continues to breastfeed as a supplement to formula feeding, and she continues to adhere to the medication regimen described earlier".

American woman-transgender became the first in the world, who dare to feed their child breast milk.

But Madeline Deutsch, a doctor and associate professor at the medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, said there has not been adequate research. Do Read: Breastfeeding Helps Reduce Hypertension Post Menopause.

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