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Trevor MacDonald
Trevor MacDonald lives in Winnipeg, Canada, with his partner, baby and dog. He is currently a stay-at-home dad, and has an honours BA in political science from the University of British Columbia. While remaining secure in his identity as a gay man, he breastfeeds his baby boy because of the zillions of studies that prove that breastfeeding is a healthy, biologically normal choice for babies. He writes about his queer breastfeeding adventures on his blog at

Entries by Trevor MacDonald

Leading Midwife's Deleted Comment Displays Trans Hatred

(251) Comments | Posted September 22, 2015 | 11:35 AM

A group of midwives recently questioned whether transgender, genderqueer and intersex individuals should have access to midwifery care. They assert that gender-inclusive language threatens women. I wrote a blog post attempting to claim a middle ground between gender inclusivity and feminism in midwifery. I am a...

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Transphobia in the Midwifery Community

(155) Comments | Posted September 15, 2015 | 6:54 PM

Five years ago, as a transgender expectant parent, I eagerly read midwife Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Childbirth. I credit her work as having had a tremendous effect on my ability to birth at home in our western culture of medicalized birth.

Deciding on midwifery care...

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3 Things You Might Not Know About Milksharing

(4) Comments | Posted September 21, 2012 | 11:14 AM

The second annual World Milksharing Week (Sept 24-30) is approaching fast and my family has much to celebrate. Our baby boy has been fed with human donor milk for the past 17 months. I breastfeed him, but I don't make all the milk he needs, so...

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Public Health, Economics and Breastfeeding Goals

(7) Comments | Posted August 17, 2012 | 4:08 PM

Recently I noticed that at the top of The New York Times' "most-emailed" articles list was yet another post about the hardships of breastfeeding and the bullies in the medical establishment who continue to berate us with the message, "breast is best." This particular one was titled "The...

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The Day My Personal Hero, Leslie Feinberg, Got Arrested

(6) Comments | Posted June 8, 2012 | 4:32 PM

Leslie Feinberg, celebrated transgender author and inspiration to thousands of young queer individuals including myself, was arrested June 4 after protesting the prison sentence handed down to Chrishuan "CeCe" McDonald, a transgender woman of color. Feinberg marched with hundreds of other protesters but was the only person detained...

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In The Family Bed, More Pets Than Babies?

(3) Comments | Posted June 4, 2012 | 2:38 PM

One of the basic principles of attachment parenting is "safe sleep," meaning that a loving parent attends to his or her child's emotional and physical needs at night as well as during the day. Many attachment-minded families find that sleeping together with their baby is the best way to accomplish...

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M/Other's Day

(1) Comments | Posted May 14, 2012 | 12:33 PM

I gave birth to my baby, but I'm not a mother -- I'm a transgender man. I transitioned from female to male at the age of 23. A few short years late, I married the love of my life, Ian, and we decided to start a family. I got the...

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Thank You, Facebook, For Feeding My Baby

(1) Comments | Posted May 11, 2012 | 2:00 AM

In the comments section of my previous piece, "How I Learned to be a Breastfeeding Dad," I noticed some confusion concerning the ins and outs of milk sharing. That topic is the focus of the following post.

I must confess that I've always been a bit of a...

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How I Learned to be a Breastfeeding Dad

(415) Comments | Posted April 29, 2012 | 3:44 PM

Near the end of my pregnancy, I went to my first breastfeeding support meeting, facilitated by La Leche League. I was excited at the opportunity to learn, and terribly nervous in a room full of strangers -- I was a guy at a women-only peer-to-peer help group.

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