Transgender Woman Uses FDA Banned Drug to Cause Lactation to Breastfeed

"The serious risks associated with domperidone include cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, and sudden death."

A male-to-female transgendered woman was given the drug domperidone to induce lactation so that she would be able to breastfeed exclusively, The Daily Wire reports. Now, the left is is praising the move, saying things like "it's a dream come true."

Romper reports "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."

The problem? Domperidone isn't healthy for the baby. 

"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."

The risks are serious, according to the FDA, which is why it's been banned in the United States since 2004. They said:

"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."

But, hey, it's all about feelings and deconstructing the binary gender narrative, right? 

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