The Troubling Erasure Of Trans Parents Who Breastfeed

When we think about breastfeeding, the image that comes to mind — the one pushed on us by society, medical professionals, and the media alike — is that of a mother nursing her newborn baby. Brochures, websites, and PSAs promote the picture of a woman lovingly looking at her child as the baby suckles at her breast. The language accompanying this imagery is inevitably gendered, specific to cisgender…