A Transgender Woman Has Exclusively Breastfed Her Baby, And It’s A Dream Come True — Christina Ann-Marie DiEdoardo
Thanks to work on induced lactation in Transgender women by Tamar Reisman, MD, assistant professor of medicine, endocrinology, diabetes, and bone disease at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Zil Goldstein, MSN, program director at the center for transgender medicine and surgery at the Mount Sinai Health System, a transgender mother was not only able to breastfeed her child, but to be the baby’s exclusive food source for its first six weeks of life. This is incredible new for families. Creating a standard of care that supports breastfeeding in transgender mothers in key to “building happy, healthy, transgender families,” said Dr. Reisman. While Trans women have experimented for years with methods to induce lactation, usually doing drugs like domperidone on a do it yourself basis, Dr. Reisman and Goldstein’s case report, published in Transgender Health, is the first time medical professionals have worked towards the same goal and published their results in a medical journal.
- Tamar Reisman, MD, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Bone Disease, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- Zil Goldstein, MSN, Assistant Professor, Medical Education, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Program Director, The Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery, The Mount Sinai Health System