Trans man risks adopted child’s health and life by attempting to breast-feed

By Jonathon Van Maren

I’ve been saying this over and over again, but it seems like every day new evidence surfaces: The trans movement pretends to have the best interests of young people at heart, but the sad reality is that their movement is doing incalculable damage to thousands of kids. Beyond the psychological confusion, the mastectomies, the castrations, the hormone therapy, the halting or delaying of puberty, and the growing (although ignored) trend of “reverse transitions,” there is also the simple fact that the trans movement is fundamentally claiming that they can transform reality. Thus you have a sudden and bizarre uptick in “pregnant men,” which, as the kids like to say, isn’t a thing.

But this recent story from the Daily Wire may just take the cake, revealing how dangerous and irresponsible trans activists can be—as well as showing that the progressive cheerleaders are perfectly willing to sacrifice the safety of children in pursuit of this new ideology:

The Left is praising the use of domperidone on a male-to-female transgender individual who was given the U.S.-banned drug to induce lactation and exclusively breastfeed his child.

“It’s a dream come true,” boasts Bustle’s Romper. “Thanks to the work on induced lactation in Transgender women by Dr. Tamar Reisman and nurse practitioner and program manager Zil Goldstein at the Mt. Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery, 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,” reports Romper.

The “Results” of the case report read as follows: “A 30-year-old transgender woman who had been receiving feminizing hormone therapy for the past 6 years presented to our clinic with the goal of being able to breastfeed her adopted infant. After implementing a regimen of domperidone, estradiol, progesterone, and breast pumping, she was able to achieve sufficient breast milk volume to be the sole source of nourishment for her child for 6 weeks. This case illustrates that, in some circumstances, modest but functional lactation can be induced in transgender women.”

The transgender individual was able to exclusively breastfeed the child for the first six weeks and supplemented breast milk with formula until the baby was six months old. But while we’re pushing the ethical envelope under the banner of transgender “rights,” are researchers considering the health and wellbeing of the child in question, who is now potentially at risk of the drug’s serious and sometimes fatal side effects?

Apparently not.

“While Reisman and Goldstein’s patient took her dose [of domperidone] orally, the FDA is reportedly still worried about the possible effects of domperidone on infants, since the drug is passed through breast milk,” notes Romper.

Domperidone has been banned in the U.S. by the FDA since 2004. “The serious risks associated with domperidone include cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, and sudden death. These risks are related to the blood level of domperidone, and higher levels in the blood are associated with higher risks of these events. Concurrent use of certain commonly used drugs, such as erythromycin, could raise blood levels of domperidone and further increase the risk of serious adverse cardiac outcomes,” says

So, a man got a sex change, and then breast-fed his adopted child, disregarding the potential risk to that child’s life. That, by any definition, is child abuse.

Editor’s Note: The person in the story is not the one pictured.


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7 thoughts on “Trans man risks adopted child’s health and life by attempting to breast-feed

  1. Mary says:

    Domperidon is a standard drug approved in Canada which has more stringent drug regulations than the states. As well, it is given to biological female moms with low milk supply to increase amount/flow so not a good argument presented in your article. Do some research first.

      • Andy Doerksen says:

        Jonathon, I completely agree with you on the perversity evidenced here. That said, if Mary is correct (I wouldn’t know) that “[d]omperidon[e] is . . . given [in Canada] to biological female moms with low milk supply to increase amount/flow,” then logically this indicates that Canadian medical experts, at least, believe domperidone doesn’t harm a baby. If it did, then the harm would occur through _actual_ moms as well as transgenders – and therefore singling out transgenders isn’t a sound argument.

        • Jonathon Van Maren says:

          Extremely high doses were necessary because this was a man that was being given the drug, not a woman. Men, of course, cannot naturally breastfeed. I should have made that distinction more clear.

  2. Grace Hooper says:

    Hi Jonathon, so this drug is allowed in Canada but not the US? I understand that a man would need more than a woman–the whole concept is sick in my view that men want to breastfeed–however–as Mary said–if Canada allows breastfeeding women to use it then how dangerous is it? And does this show that Canada has less stringent drug laws than US? I know this isn’t the point of your post–but as the drug affecting the child–is it abuse? As the child being nursed by a guy–to me that is psychological abuse–as the child grows to understand his situation in relation to his ‘parents’. Dept of Social Services won’t let families adopt who might inflict ‘religion’ on a kid but this is OK?

    • Jennifer Matlock says:

      As a mother who made the unfortunate (poorly-informed) choice to have breast reduction surgery before I had kids, I was unable to exclusively breastfeed my kids. As my first two kids required supplemental formula, I did a lot of research on breastfeeding after breast reduction surgery and discovered a variety of supply-boosting options, including herbs and teas, but those didn’t give me enough of a supply to skip supplementation. So after much prayer, and several discussions with my doctor and midwife, I decided to use Domperidone to boost my supply with my third child in the hopes that we would be able to skip the formula entirely.
      It is important to note that I live in the US and as such, I had to buy my supply of Domperidone illegally. It is also important to note that this drug – even when purchased and used legally – is being used OFF-LABEL (that is, to do something that the drug has not been tested or legally approved to be used for) when used to boost milk supply. And finally, it is NOT without side effects to the child, even when used by a woman who is naturally designed to breastfeed.
      The side effects from the moderate dose I took with my third child were severe enough that within 3 months I came to the conclusion that she would be better off having her gut exposed to the problems that come with formula feeding rather than continue to expose her to the Domperidone. Though the “official” stance is that there are no known side effects to the baby, my daughter suffered from constant diarrhea (which is BAD in an exclusively breastfed baby!) and painful gas; both stopped within 48 hours of my going off the Domperidone and came back within 8 hours of taking it again. I would imagine that the dosage required for a man (even one on high doses of estrogen – which we also have no idea what kind of effect that has on a baby) to breastfeed could carry a much higher risk of those – and possibly other – side effects.

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