CDC Advises Trans Women on ‘Chestfeeding,’ Promotes Breastfeeding Inclusivity

According to the CDC, breastfeeding is not limited to biological women.

  • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published “Health Equity Considerations” that endorses transgender individuals “chestfeeding” a baby despite obvious health risks.
  • The “Health Equity Considerations” arguably have nothing to do with controlling and limiting disease, but instead promote a far-left political agenda.
  • “Health equity is when everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible. These opportunities include equitable access to and distribution of resources,” the considerations read.
  • The CDC purports that inequities have “resulted in disparities in breastfeeding rates among different groups in the United States.”
  • The health organization then calls for the use of terms that are “inclusive of all gender identities such as ‘pregnant person,’ ‘breastfeeding parent,’ and ‘lactating person.’”
  • One of the “reminders” in the considerations is that “transgender and nonbinary-gendered individuals may give birth and breastfeed or feed at the chest (chestfeed),” noting that “an individual does not need to have given birth to breastfeed or chestfeed.”
  • Biological men looking to “chestfeed” can take hormones to mimic lactation, although the drugs can negatively affect the health of the infant.
  • According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), one of the breastmilk-producing drugs, domperidone, may have “serious adverse effects,” potentially giving a baby an irregular heartbeat.
  • Executive director of the conservative Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Dr. Jane Oreint told the Daily Mail, “We have no idea what the long-term effects on the child will be’ if trans women use “all kinds of off-label hormones.”
  • “The CDC has a responsibility to talk about the health risks, but they have been derelict in doing that,” Dr. Orient added.
  • Another doctor from New York added that breastmilk from a biological male having the same benefits as breastmilk from a biological woman is “very hard to believe.”
  • New York Internal Medicine Dr. Stuart Fischer added, “This is the kind of thing where politics and science are uncomfortably put together.”
  • A 40-plus-year study found that transgender individuals are more likely to have psychiatric conditions.
  • “Transgender individuals had higher rates of suicide attempt and mortality compared with nontransgender individuals,” the study states.
  • According to the Danish study, about 43% of transgender people had a psychiatric diagnosis, compared to 7% of non-transgender individuals.