Did you know that it's possible for a male to produce breast milk?
A transgender woman was able to breast-feed her partner's newborn baby for six weeks, according to a new medical report.
The patient underwent a three-month regimen of hormonal therapy and the use of a breast pump, similar to a process used for women who cannot produce breast milk. The process produced enough milk to sustain the infant for six weeks.
People born male ARE able to produce milk - in fact lactation can be a side effect of prostate cancer treatment in some cases.
Dr. Maurice Garcia says the report underscores the anatomic similarity between the sexes.
Transgender women can breastfeed. That's a biological reality now thanks to science, and Dr. Tamar Reisman and Zil Goldstein at the Mt. Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine. The breast was the baby’s exclusive food source for its first six weeks of life! https://t.co/iyeAdrB3vD— Paris Lees (@parislees) February 11, 2018