The CDC Says that Men Can “Chestfeed”

The CDC used to be a trusted medical agency

Biological men who transition to women can produce breastmilk by taking several hormone drugs that mimic the changes a woman's body undergoes during the late stages of pregnancy and shortly after the birth of a child.

But one of the drugs used can pass into breast milk in small amounts and can sometimes give babies an irregular heartbeat as a result.

The FDA has warned against one of them; domperidone — an anti-nausea drug that ups levels of prolactin, the hormone which encourages milk production.

The agency said: 'Because of the possibility of serious adverse effects, FDA recommends that breastfeeding women not use domperidone to increase milk production.'

Dr Jane Orient, executive director of the conservative Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, told that 'we have no idea what the long-term effects on the child will be' if a breastfeeding trans woman uses 'all kinds of off-label hormones.'

She said: 'A lot of people are pushing for off-label use of a drug... it's become so politicized that you can do all kinds of things for a politically approved purpose.'

Off-label means using a drug for a different purpose than the one it has been approved for. Some medications required to induce lactation in trans women are not approved for boosting milk production in America.

Dr Orient added: 'The CDC has a responsibility to talk about the health risks, but they have been derelict in doing that.' "

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