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.
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.