If you have chlamydia, gonorrhea, or HPV, you can breastfeed your baby. If you have trichomoniasis, you can take the antibiotic metronidazole if you are breastfeeding.
What diseases can be passed through breast milk?
Three viruses (CMV, HIV, and HTLV-I) frequently cause infection or disease as a result of breast-milk transmission. Reasonable guidelines have been pro-posed for when and how to avoid breast milk in the case of maternal infection.
Is chlamydia transmitted through breast milk?
Mothers cannot pass chlamydia to their babies through breastfeeding. In women, untreated gonorrhea can lead to scarring of the Fallopian tubes causing permanent damage leading to infertility or potentially fatal ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage.
Can I breastfeed with syphilis?
Yes, you can breastfeed if you have syphilis, but not if you have a sore on one or both of your breasts. If you have syphilis, it is possible to spread the infection to any part of your breast, including your nipple and areola. You can then spread syphilis to your baby.
At what age is breastfeeding no longer beneficial?
Health professionals recommend exclusive breastfeeding for six months, with a gradual introduction of appropriate family foods in the second six months and ongoing breastfeeding for two years or beyond.
Who shouldnt breastfeed?
Mothers infected with human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I or type II should not breast feed their babies. Mothers who are taking illegal drugs like cocaine, PCP, heroin, marijuana etc. are not allowed to breastfeed their babies.
Can chlamydia pass to baby?
If a pregnant woman has chlamydia, it can be passed to her baby during birth. Chlamydia can cause eye infections or pneumonia in the newborn baby.
How do you know if you chlamydia?
Signs and symptoms of Chlamydia trachomatis infection can include:
- Painful urination.
- Vaginal discharge in women.
- Discharge from the penis in men.
- Painful sexual intercourse in women.
- Bleeding between periods and after sex in women.
- Testicular pain in men.
Can you get chlamydia from kissing?
Chlamydia isn’t spread through casual contact, so you CAN’T get chlamydia from sharing food or drinks, kissing, hugging, holding hands, coughing, sneezing, or sitting on the toilet. Using condoms and/or dental dams every time you have sex is the best way to help prevent chlamydia.
Can you be born with an STD?
A couple can’t create an STD from nothing — they have to get spread from one person to another. But just because someone hasn’t had any genital-to-genital contact with anyone else doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t have an STD.
Who is at greatest risk for STI infection?
While anyone can become infected with an STI, certain groups, including young people and gay and bisexual men are at greatest risk. CDC estimates that nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections occur every year in this country.