Don't buy the lie – drug-induced lactation in men bad for babies

Don't buy the lie – drug-induced lactation in men bad for babies

Don't buy the lie – drug-induced lactation in men bad for babies

Some in the transgender movement have moved into a new and disturbing practice that involves a danger to infants due to what is known as "chestfeeding" – as opposed to breastfeeding.

The University of Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust (USHT) in Britain claims that the milk produced by trans women after taking a combination of drugs is "comparable to that produced following the birth of a baby" and delivered by the biological mother through breastfeeding.

As The Telegraph reports, in order for a person born male to breastfeed, he must develop milk-producing glands by taking the hormone progestin. Then a drug such as Domperidone is required to lactate. Domperidone, which is not approved for use in the U.S., is often prescribed to women struggling to breastfeed, and helps to stimulate the production of prolactin – a separate hormone that tells the body to produce milk.

Pediatrician Dr. Michelle Cretella, a physician with Advocates Protecting Children, tells AFN it is an outright lie to claim pharmaceutically induced lactation in biological males is as healthy for babies as milk from their biological mothers.

Cretella, Dr. Michelle Cretella

"You cannot give a man progesterone and then the drug Domperidone," she emphasizes. "The Domperidone will increase the production of this male breast discharge. It passes into the discharge – and that Domperidone drug, when taken by a baby, could give the baby a deadly heart rhythm."

Drugs.com states Domperidone isn't usually recommended during breastfeeding. "Small amounts of this medicine have been detected in breastmilk. It may cause unwanted side effects affecting the heart in a breastfed baby," the website warns.

Cretella contends this is much more than a transgender wanting to emulate a mother breastfeeding an infant. "This is a sexual fetish," she states. "These are adult men who are sexually turned on by the thought of themselves as women."

While Domperidone is not approved for use in the U.S., some patients can still access it through an expanded access investigation new drug (IND) application.