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Transition, Hormones, Lactation 

Hey babes. I’d like to hear from any trans femmes who have attempted to or gotten breast milk to happen. Looking into this myself but don’t know where to start. Thanks.

Salut les chéris. J'aimerais avoir des nouvelles de toutes les femmes trans qui ont tenté ou obtenu du lait maternel. Je regarde cela moi-même mais je ne sais pas par où commencer. Merci.

Transition, Hormones, Lactation 

@sweetmslily i would actually like to know as well....ive just been nervous about asking

Transition, Hormones, Lactation 

@lyncia I feel a lot safer here than I did on 🐦 so figured it was worth the ask. I want to know that I can, so I can breastfeed in future, but would also like to develop my breasts further size wise without resorting to augmentation, which I can’t afford anyway.

Transition, Hormones, Lactation, personal, tmi 

@sweetmslily @lyncia i started lactating after about 2.5-3 years on HRT, with progesterone and antipsychotics (which i think can release prolactin). I basically just massaged my breasts and had them played with a lot, and eventually started getting a few drops of milk out. the more they get massaged, the more milk they make. it's safe to drink but i don't make enough to breastfeed. been about 6 months, on and off. hope this helps

Transition, Hormones, Lactation 

@sweetmslily Je ne l'ai pas encore fait, mais c'est complètement prévu que je le fasse quand j'aurais des enfants. Pour l'instant j'ai trouvé ces deux liens qui en parlent :
asklenore.info/breastfeeding/i (je pense que le protocole pour les femmes ménopausées est celui qui nous concerne)
lllfrance.org/vous-informer/fo
C'est écrit pour les femmes cis qui ne portent pas l'enfant mais ça devrait fonctionner pareil pour les femmes trans.

Transition, Hormones, Lactation 

@sweetmslily I tried everything short of taking drugs specific designed to induce lactate. I modulated my estrogen and progesterone levels to simulate pregnancy, pumped, and listened to recordings of babies crying. Nothing worked. Maybe the pills would have.

Transition, Hormones, Lactation 

@sweetmslily i was also pretty unlucky with breast growth in general so maybe I'm just in the unlucky category of women who basically can't lactate. There's plenty of cis birth mothers who can't lactate either.

Transition, Hormones, Lactation 

@sweetmslily as far as I know, in most cases, fenugreek, possibly combined with blessed thistle, would be enough to induce lactation in almost anyone. Hope that helps…

Transition, Hormones, Lactation 

@lexi Thank you! I'll add it to the list of ideas.

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