A transgender woman has become the first in the world to breastfeed her baby after undergoing hormone treatment.

The womans’ partner was pregnant but didn’t want to breastfeed, so she was hoping that she could take on the role when their baby was born.

The patient had been following a feminising hormone regime since 2011, reports Independent.

However, she hadn’t undergone any gender-affirming surgeries such as breast augmentation, orchiectomy or vaginoplasty, it was stated in a case report published in journal Transgender Health.

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A nurse practitioner and a programme manager respectively, enabled the transgender woman to breastfeed her baby for the first six weeks of its life by inducing lactation.

The fact that they were able to induce lactation without resorting to surgical procedures is extremely significant.

According to the case study, the baby’s pediatrician confirmed that it was developing healthily with the help of the patient’s breast milk.

What an amazing step in the right direction for all women!

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  • Another medical marvel

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  • Agreed, a good outcome for the baby.

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  • Great outcome for the child.

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  • Medical science and research has come a long way in the last few years.

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  • Interesting story. Still have mixed feelings about this because it’s just not natural…

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  • That’s great, thanks for sharing, cheers.

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  • Oh Wow, interesting, good on them.

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  • I would like a bit more depth to this story as it is quite significant and would like some more information and facts. Will look at the link for more information.

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  • Bit weird. Hard to tell if the transgender was a woman or was a man. Was a man I’m assuming

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  • I’ve heard from cases before where males produce breast milk. Not strange as all male and female mammals have mammary glands, the organ that produces milk. Even newborn babies of both sexes can occasionally produce (neonatal) milk.

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  • If you ever have the time to look up to see, it is not unnnatural that a male can breastfeed. there There have been many males who have taken to breastfeeding children noted since 1987. Apparently it takes the suckling of the nipples/breasts of men, to actuate/induce the hormonal impulse to allow for lactation

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  • That is incredible!

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  • That’s quite amazing! Well done!

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