Leftists are now promoting the use of domperidone on a transgender woman (male-to-female) who was given the banned drug to induce lactation.
Domperidone has been banned in the U.S. by the Federal Drug Administration for over a decade, but that won’t stop the Left from pushing their agenda.
“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,” Romper reports.
The individual was capable of breastfeed for six weeks and supplemented breast milk with formula until the baby reached six months old.
Domperidone belongs to a group of medicines called ‘dopamine antagonists’. It is used in adults and in children to treat nausea and vomiting. As a side effect, the drug can cause an increasing of milk production by increasing prolactin production by the pituitary gland.
“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 FDA is reportedly still worried about the possible effects of domperidone on infants, since the drug is passed through breast milk”, according to Romper.
Domperidone was not designed to induce increased lactation, rather it is a drug designed to help retreat nausea and there exists serious risks with taking domperidone. Risks such as developing cardiac arrhythmias, heart attacks, and even death.
But progressives often chooses to ignore facts and will go to any lengths to convince themselves that gender can be chosen, even if that means ingesting a potentially dangers drug and passing it along to their child. These leftists need to realize that we as individuals are not able to decide our own biology, be it race sex or age. Unfortunately in this case the ones who stand to lose the most have absolutely no say in the matter.
But hey, most Western countries currently both allow and encourage children to engage in gender reassignment therapy, so no big surprise they want to feed drugged-up breast milk to babies, right?