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’

<!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–>The report was published in the journal Transgender Health.


The report was published in the journal Transgender Health.
Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

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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