Man rejected as leader of breastfeeding group

Transgender father denied leadership role in Canadian breastfeeding support group

Published On: Aug 24 2012 11:46:52 AM EDT   Updated On: Aug 27 2012 10:30:36 AM EDT
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Trevor MacDonald, a Winnipeg transgender father, says his desire to become leader of a breastfeeding support group was rejected because a man cannot take the role under the group's policy.

MacDonald, who was born female and gave birth to his 16-month-old son, has been breastfeeding the child using a supplemental nursing system and donated breast milk, according to the Nationalpost.com.

While he acknowledges that he doesn't fit the standard definition of a breastfeeding mother, McDonald feels the La Leche League Canada's policy is outdated. He credits LLLC with accepting him and his unique situation and for helping him learn to breastfeed with the aid of a supplemental nursing system, but laments the fact that he is not allowed to lead within the organization.