The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is at it again, folks. They’re back with another round of absurd claims and questionable guidance. This time, they’re telling us that transgender people can “chestfeed” their babies. Yes, you read that right. Apparently, according to the CDC, individuals who have had their breasts removed or biological men who are taking hormones can feed their babies.
Now, call me old-fashioned, but last time I checked, men don’t typically have the equipment necessary for breastfeeding. But leave it to the CDC to throw science out the window and embrace this sort of nonsense. They claim that healthcare providers need to be familiar with gender transitions in order to provide “optimal family-centered care.” Optimal care? More like optimal confusion.
But it doesn’t stop there. The CDC even acknowledges that transgender people will need medication to produce milk. Now, I’m no doctor, but isn’t it a little concerning when we’re giving babies milk that’s been produced by chemicals from drugs? The FDA itself warns of the potential risks, like irregular heartbeat, associated with these medications passing into breast milk. Yet, the CDC seems to think it’s no big deal.
CDC Claims Transgenders Can 'Chestfeed' Babies https://t.co/GcWTaUHjUH
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) July 7, 2023
And let’s not forget the fact that we simply don’t know the long-term effects of these off-label hormones on breastfeeding trans women. But hey, who needs data and research when we have politics, right? According to Dr. Jane Orient, the executive director of the Conservative Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, this is just another example of the politicization of medicine. It’s all about pushing a politically approved agenda, rather than focusing on what’s actually best for the health and well-being of individuals and their babies.
The CDC also wants us to believe that medically produced milk contains the same nutrients as breast milk from a biological female. Now, call me skeptical, but that’s a pretty hard pill to swallow. Doctors themselves find it difficult to believe this claim. It just goes to show that the CDC is more interested in pushing a political agenda than in providing accurate and evidence-based information.
So, the next time you hear the CDC spouting off about “chestfeeding,” take it with a grain of salt. And remember, just because something is politically correct doesn’t mean it’s scientifically sound. We should be focusing on the health and well-being of babies and their families, rather than chasing after the latest progressive fad. Let’s stick to what we know works and leave the rest to the realm of imagination.