Friday, 24 August 2012
Popular in the news (particularly in Canada) is the story of Trevor MacDonald, a transgendered parent who breastfed his 16 month old son. Through his struggles, the La Leche League was an invaluable resource for support and information as he tread this new territory.
Recently, Trevor wanted to contribute his help by becoming a coach for one of the local support groups. "It is my hope that I could some day reciprocate the compassion, encouragement, and expertise that made such a difference to my personal breastfeeding experience."
However, the La Leche League has a female-only leadership policy and he cannot assume such a role within the organization.
Both sides have stayed civil and supportive through this issue. But what do you think?
Would you feel comfortable with a male leader of a breastfeeding support group?
Should the qualification to act as a leader within the La Leche League include gender?