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Within a month, according to the journal Transgender Health , the woman, 30, who was born male, was producing droplets of milk. Tamar Reisman and Zil Goldstein, a nurse practitioner, of the Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York, say the case illustrates that, in some circumstances, modest but functional lactation can be induced in transgender women who did not give birth or undergo surgery.
Goldstein , a transgender activist and program director at the center. They were not immediately available for comment on Thursday. But breast-feeding for transgender women had not been officially documented.
Breast milk is considered the best form of nutrition for infants. Breast-fed babies have healthier immune systems, score higher on I. Advocacy campaigns have noted that the practice facilitates mother-child bonding, and saves families from spending money on infant formula. But in the case published in Transgender Health, it is not known whether breast milk from this kind of induced lactation is equivalent to milk produced after giving birth by women who are not transgender.
Others were skeptical about the study and what it could mean for transgender women. View all New York Times newsletters. The transgender woman in the experiment — she, her partner and their hometowns were not identified — approached the medical professionals for hormonal medications in as part of transgender treatment.
She had been receiving it for several years before she began breast-feeding, according to the study. She had not had gender-reassignment surgery nor breast augmentation. She took on the responsibility of breast-feeding because her partner, who was five months pregnant when they approached the hospital, did not want to. As part of the lactation treatment, the woman stimulated her chest using a breast pump.
They discussed with the couple using domperidone, an anti-nausea drug known to increase breast milk production. The couple obtained it on their own in Canada, and Ms. Reisman advised them on the dosage. Though used in many countries, including in Britain , domperidone has been banned in the United States because of Food and Drug Administration concerns about its associations with cardiac arrest and sudden death. Previous studies with transgender women have reported only the basic framework for what is known as nonpuerperal induced lactation, the process by which women are stimulated to lactate.
Reisman was quoted in the journal as saying. At six weeks, the woman began to supplement breast-feeding with a formula because of concerns about milk volume. They wrote that it was unclear which parts of the regimen were most beneficial to producing milk. Tell us what you think. Please upgrade your browser. You must select a newsletter to subscribe to. You agree to receive occasional updates and special offers for The New York Times's products and services.
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