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    Breastfeeding As a Trans Dad: A Baby Doesnt Know What Your Pronouns Are

    Giving birth to two children as a transgender man gave Trevor MacDonald rare insight into the manifold struggles of trans individuals and in blogging about it he became the public voice of a long hidden conversation.

    It was in an idyllic Canadian mountain town, surrounded by jagged, imposing peaks, that the conflicting facets of Trevor MacDonalds identity came crashing together.

    MacDonald, soft-spoken and sporting a wispy goatee, was breastfeeding his first child at the time. He and his partner had splashed on a lavish dinner, baby in tow. When his son began fussing, MacDonald eyed the waitstaff and patrons wandering about in formal attire and thought it best to head to the restroom.

    It was there, holding his fussing son, that he was struck by the incongruity of nursing a child in a mens bathroom. It was this weird scenario, says MacDonald, who was born female and began transitioning some eight years ago. Ive felt pressured to nurse in bathrooms because of the supposed lewdness of feeding a baby from my body. Im also told that my body and gender dont fit into the neatly divided mens and womens restrooms of western society. People like me are told to keep out.
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    MacDonald stopped taking testosterone in order to begin trying to conceive.
    So will you finally admit you aren't a man?

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    That is neither a "man" nor a "dad".

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