Sen. Marshall Slams CDC’s Advice Encouraging Biological Men to “Chestfeed” Infants

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D., who served as an Obstetrician for 25 years and delivered over 5,000 babies, slammed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance advising biological men who are transgender on how to ‘Chestfeed’ infants.

“As a physician who has delivered over 5,000 babies and encouraged every mom to breastfeed, it is evident the CDC has placed politics and its social agenda ahead of science and the health of newborns,” Senator Marshall said. “In my opinion, the CDC has lost all credibility and is in direct conflict with the FDA for marketing a non-FDA approved drug. A biological male filled with hormones and a concoction of other drugs that have not been studied that could harm a baby should NEVER be encouraged. When will the Woke Left wake up and realize what they are doing to our country?”

The CDC fails to acknowledge the safety concerns and risks to the infant due to ‘chestfeeding’ and the chemicals and hormones required for the ‘gender reassignment’ surgeries that can be catastrophic when passed on to newborns. 

“This guidance is irresponsible from this federal agency and defies science and safety,” Senator Marshall said.“In order to enhance lactation, the CDC is encouraging these individuals to use Domperidone, a risky drug not legally approved or sold in the U.S. This dangerous medication has serious side effects that could pose life-threatening complications for adults and more so the infant. None of this has been thoroughly studied, but we know that when you start mixing drugs, the risk of the drugs impacting the newborn baby increases exponentially. How can this possibly be considered a good idea, let alone safe for the baby?”

If a biological man uses the CDC ‘chestfeeding’ guidance and is also using Domperidone for breast liquid production, the impact on the infant can be catastrophic. Inevitably, this harmful medication will pass on to the baby and possibly cause the baby to have heart arrhythmias, a serious life-threatening side effect, the very reason the FDA removed it from the market in 2004. 

“Another huge concern is what’s missing from this drug induced lactation colostrum,” Senator Marshall said.“Colostrum is Mother Nature’s nutrient dense, real mother’s milk loaded with antibodies and antioxidants that gives a moms’ protection to the vulnerable newborn. And finally, the liquid produced by biological males will not provide all the nutrition or calories healthy, growing newborn babies need.”

·         Domperidone was originally used to treat nausea, but because of the harmful side effects causing heart arrhythmias, it was taken off the market by the FDA in 2004.

·         One of the side effects of the medicine was that it ‘sometimes’ increased breast milk production.

·         The FDA warns that Domperidone “can pass into breast milk in small amounts and can sometimes give babies an irregular heartbeat as a result.

·         To quote the FDA, “Because of the possibility of serious adverse effects, FDA recommends that breastfeeding women to not use Domperidone to increase milk production” (Read here: FDA Warns Against Women Using Unapproved Drug, Domperidone, to Increase Milk Production)

·         The United Kingdom pulled the drug from the market altogether. 

·         The American College of Obstetricians Gynecologists also advises against using this drug.

·         Protocols for lactation enhancement may call for Domperidone, digitalis (a heart arrhythmia medication), diuretics such as spironolactone, testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, or even birth control.