Everyone loves lactivist dads, right? But most of them are supporting from the sidelines and don't get to truly experience what it is like -- joys, challenges, and all.
Trevor's experience with breastfeeding after transitioning to male is an amazing story, with many unique challenges and experiences. The post on Bunch Family provides a good overview of Trevor's story. But I really enjoyed digging into his blog and reading about some of the day-to-day experiences he's had and the unique insights he provides.
- In Time to Breastfeed Outdoors Again, he writes about breastfeeding in public.
- In Dear Paramedic, I'm Transgender, he writes about the time he had to give a paramedic a "mini-lesson in queer lactation".
- In Newborn Bliss All Over Again, Trevor wrote about nursing a friend's baby when the friend was hospitalized and the baby refused to take a bottle.
- He also wrote a post with Tips for Transgender Breastfeeders and Their Lactation Educators.
- Many of you have a probably read my series of posts about breastfeeding on an airplane. Well, Trevor has one too -- and a follow-up post with the things he wishes he'd said at the time.
Just as I fight for the normalization of breastfeeding, I also think it is important to fight for the normalization of all types of relationships and families. On his blog, Trevor wrote:
This blog is important to me because I hope it will help make the world a better place for our child, and others like him, to live in. Awareness of transgender lives increases every time someone puts him or herself out there in some way. Because Thomas Beatie discussed his transgender pregnancy on Oprah, some of my friends were already familiar with what we were up to when we announced our own pregnancy. And little by little it gets better, right?
I have added Milk Junkies to my reading list and I hope you'll take the time to learn a bit about Trevor's family and read his insights about breastfeeding from the perspective of a transgender man. Thank you for sharing your journey, Trevor.