The woman reportedly has the ability to feed her partner’s baby by producing her own milk through the use of experimental drugs. The woman was prescribed a regiment of drugs, including an anti-nausea medication (which is banned in the U.S.), that helped her produce her own milk.
Surgical breast specialist Dr. Kristi Funk explains that every embryo starts as a female and around the 6th week of life in utero testosterone will kick in to determine the gender of the embryo. She says this causes the breasts in males to stop developing, yet the nipples remain.
She goes on to explains that the transgender woman who now can breastfeed reportedly took estrogen, progesterone, and a testosterone inhibitor 6 years before she began breastfeeding, which helped her develop breast tissue.
The woman then reportedly began taking the drug Domperidone, which helps to signal the production of breast milk, along with breast pumping to stimulate her nipples. At first, she only produced droplets, but months later was producing 8 ounces of milk a day.
Dr. Funk says this would not pose any risk to the child, but taking estrogen and progesterone could potentially cause blood clots and strokes and even possibly breast cancer if continually taken over the course of years.