Category Archives: Breastfeeding

Transgender woman becomes first in world to breastfeed

Doctors hail breakthrough and say case shows ‘modest but functional lactation can be induced in transgender women’

A 30-year-old transgender woman has become 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.

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My airport nightmare shows exactly why mothers struggle to breastfeed | Sophie McBain

Heathrow’s lack of facilities is symptomatic of the complete lack of thought given to breastfeeding women in the UK

Last weekend I travelled without my baby for the first time, and I needed to express milk ahead of my seven-hour flight to New York. A member of Heathrow staff told me I should use the baby changing room. I felt bad that I would be occupying the room for at least 20 minutes, but I also felt bad because I thought my breasts might otherwise explode, midway over the Atlantic.

It seems someone knocked (I didn’t hear them) and when they got fed up with waiting they sought help. I heard keys jangling, and then a male attendant unlocked the door from the outside. While my breasts were still exposed and stuck inside a plastic pump, he began lecturing me about how I should pump inside the terminal building or leave the room unlocked.

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