A transgender mother who was born male has described how ‘breastfeeding’ her baby an hour after her wife gave birth to the boy made her feel more feminine.
Brisbane paramedic Jennifer Buckley was warned by doctors against trying to nourish newborn son Auden from her own chest but she went ahead anyway.
‘Being a trans woman I can’t carry, it’s one of the limitations of it all,’ Ms Buckley told Daily Mail Australia.
‘To know I could breastfeed my own child and have that experience, I wanted to be a part of that. I wanted to know what it was like to be a mum and breastfeed.’
The controversial practice has been criticised by specialists as experimental and unethical but Ms Buckley believed she had the right to breastfeed her infant.