Nominal.naomi, who identifies as a trans woman, argues that this achievement is a crucial step towards embracing “queer joy.” However, concerns have been raised about the welfare of the child. Noninal.naomi wrote in a tweet, “I am literally adopting my partner’s children from a prior marriage.”
She Cites Medical Journals in Her Tweets
Nominal.naomi defends her actions by sharing images of the infant being fed from a bottle allegedly filled with her own breast milk.
Her Hormone Therapy Evidence
She references medical literature supporting the possibility of lactation in trans women through hormone therapy.
It’s Backed by Science
Doctors have found that some transgender women can successfully lactate, and at least one case study conducted a nutritional analysis of the milk and found it to be of high quality.
Nominal.naomi noted that scientific evidence was on her side.
Critics Are Harsh With Comments
Critics like the far-right political commentator Matt Walsh, however, claimed that nominal.naomi was putting her personal aspirations over the well-being and safety of the infant.
A Worried User Penned Their Thoughts
“Just because you can produce nipple fluid doesn’t mean it’s as good for a baby as the mother’s milk.” one concerned user wrote.
Defending Herself Against Haters
Nominal.naomi defended herself against transphobic claims that she was engaging in “fetishistic fantasies.”
Yet Another Interrogation
“And how much are you ‘pumping’? Enough to feed a child several times a day?” another questioned.
People Flocked to the Comments in Support
Many readers were on the side of the new parent, and gave encouraging words and comments on the posts.
A Sympathizer Remarked
“Reading through these comments is so heartbreaking. I’m sorry these people are talking to you this way, it’s abhorrent,” one supporter said.
It’s a Big Moment for Her
“CONGRATS!!! I’m sure this must be incredible to see happen! I’m so sorry for all these hateful bigots. I’m so happy for you and your partner!!! another exclaimed.
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