The Troubling Erasure of Trans Parents Who Breastfeed

Despite acknowledgment by many in birthing communities that pregnancy is not limited to women, the language used by most people still hasn’t changed. Jasper Moon, a genderqueer parent who prefers to be called “ren” by their child (short for “parent”), notes that when they hear the term “nursing mother,” they know “that obviously doesn’t apply to me.”

I am nonplussed. Note: the pronoun “they” in the above except refers to Jasper Moon. Just to clear that up.

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