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Trevor MacDonald was once a woman, now a man. When he and his husband decide to start a family, they begin a unique journey through pregnancy and childbirth that will take them face to face with all the typical questions new parents are familiar with: should we have our baby at the hospital or in the intimacy of our home? Should we breastfeed or use baby formula? And where to find human milk on sale?
Where's the Mother? is a unique memoir about being a breastfeeding parent and a transgender man, probably not an easy book to read, but definitely one of the most honest and interesting, well written and coherent. Trevor MacDonald is a very smart person who wrote an extremely intelligent book; past the usual habit to educate people about gender-related topics, he simply opens the doors of his house, introduces you to his family, his children, and tells us his own story with such disarming candor.
Where's the Mother? leaves you with a lot of questions in your mind: for instance, how can he possibly cope with gender dysphoria and go through pregnancy and childbirth? A man breastfeeding, how society can accept that?
But as you read it, everything simply falls into place. Trevor's honesty guides the reader through the tough path of understanding and accepting what we think we can't explain to ourselves; that breastfeeding is the most natural thing no matter who does it. This book will challenge many readers out there, at least those who will venture into reading about such a controversial topic.