Dangerously Fake News From The Guardian: Transgender woman able to breastfeed in first documented case

A 30-year-old transgender woman has been able to breastfeed her child, the first ever case of induced lactation in a transgender woman to be documented in academic literature.

Doctors said the case shows “modest but functional lactation can be induced in transgender women”. The account was published in Transgender Health.

Transgender Health? Oh that seems an unbiased outfit! Right… Fake news from the Guardian, this is not about being Transgender, it’s about a guy being juiced up on hormones.

DANGEROUS: Male-To-Female Transgender Breastfeeds Baby Using FDA-Banned Drug To Cause Lactation

Can Men Lactate?

All male and female mammals have mammary glands, which is the organ that produces milk. When mammary glands mature fully in females during puberty, they develop into a state where a hormonal spike—most notably of prolactin—can easily induce lactation. For males, the gland generally doesn’t mature to that level.

So the difference is a matter of hormonal influence, first during puberty and then again after pregnancy. Men do have the necessary equipment, but usually they don’t naturally produce the necessary levels of hormones to use it. Provide the right hormones, though, and male lactation is absolutely possible.

h/t JEH