A transgender father who breastfeeds his baby boy after giving birth to him has responded to critics who said carrying and nursing his child made him a “lesser man.”
Tanius Posey, 31, who was born female, said he always felt like “something was off” but “never knew precisely what it was.” With the support of a transgender coworker, he realised six years ago that he wanted to be male, and he immediately began medically transitioning, Daily Mail reported.
Tanius was shocked when he discovered he was pregnant in the spring of 2021. Tanius is pleased to be a transgender parent, sometimes known as a “seahorse dad” because male seahorses carry their offspring. His son Za’nius, who is now one, was born in early 2022.
The 31-year-old has shared his journey continuously on his TikTok account, gaining more than 928,000 followers and 10 million likes across his videos.
However, it has sparked a flurry of negative comments from trolls, some of whom have said he “doesn’t belong on this planet” and others who claimed his son will “die” because he’s consuming breastmilk that Tanius produced while taking hormones, Daily Mail reported.