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.
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.
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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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