Medication and Facilitation of Transgender Women’s Lactation

  title={Medication and Facilitation of Transgender Women’s Lactation},
  author={Martha Jane Paynter},
  journal={Journal of Human Lactation},
  pages={239 - 243}
  • M. Paynter
  • Published 6 March 2019
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Human Lactation
Early in 2018, Reisman and Goldstein published a landmark case report of induced lactation in a transgender woman which received international attention by news media (The Guardian, 2018; Yenginsu, 2018). The baby breastfed exclusively for six weeks and was still breastfeeding at six months, when the article was submitted (Reisman & Goldstein, 2018). The patient was prescribed domperidone for lactation induction, spironolactone to block androgens, and estradiol and progesterone as feminizing… 
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