Video of Transgender Parents Failing to Nurse Newborn Baby Goes Viral
Biological male fails to breastfeed infant, appears confused
A video of transgender parents has gone viral after the pair failed to nurse their newborn baby.
The couple, who appear to believe their liberal views can override science, has gone viral after they filmed the moments after their child was born.
In the clip, Petrona - a biological male and father of the child who "identifies" as a woman and mother - attempts to breastfeed the infant but the pair is left disappointed when "mom" fails to produce any milk.
Ahanu - a biological female who gave birth to the baby but "identities" as a male and father - watches on and asks if "they are getting any milk."
The video is a clip from Facebook's "9 Months with Courteney Cox" - a documentary series hosted by the Friends actress.
It shows the couple lying on the bed with the baby shortly after the biological mother gave birth.
Both Ahanu and Petrona are topless in the video, and Ahanu's elective mastectomy scars are visible alongside a postpartum stomach as Petrona fruitlessly tries to breastfeed the couple's child.
In the clip, Ahanu asks Petrona, "Are they getting any milk?"
The gender-neutral pronoun "they," in this case, is in reference to the baby, whose gender has not been identified at the time of this reporting.
Petrona responds, "The baby has been able to latch, but I've not been able to produce any milk.
"That's OK, because I'm going to supplement the feeding with formula so that my baby is still getting the nutrients that they need, but I'm still feeling hopeful."
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In the same episode, Ahanu described a disturbing experience with the "very violent" while an adolescent.
"[G]rowing up, I had a gender assigned to me and it caused me a lot of unnecessary trauma."
Petrona agreed and said that his family's minds were "filled with Christian supremacy."
"They're stuck," Petrona complained.
"There's no escape.
"They're trapped, and to me, that's a really sad ... world."
Cox's Emmy-nominated series followed the parents through the pregnancy and continues on as the parents try to obtain a non-gendered birth certificate for their newborn baby.
"I'm very uncomfortable with [labeling sex on a birth certificate]," Petrona said during the episode.
"There's no medical benefits to knowing anything about a baby's genitals.
"It is really unfortunate that that's where the medical system is ... all we are trying to do is let our baby tell us who they are."