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What STI's can effect or be passed on to a breastfeeding baby if the mother has them?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:58 AM on Dec. 12, 2010 in Health

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  • Yes, they changed the term to STI's.. But to answer your question, Hep A,B or C is not transmitted through breast milk. If your nipples are cracked and bleeding you should pump and dump until they are healed. The risk of transmission is through blood.. HIV/AIDS can be transmitted through breast milk. I am not aware of any others that affect all body fluids except AIDS/HIV.. I would ask your Dr. to be 100% sure.
    midnightmoma

    Answer by midnightmoma at 11:25 AM on Dec. 12, 2010

  • well HIV, HEP A,B, and i think C, basically all the really bad ones. ask your dr. if you are unsure.
    momslikeme366

    Answer by momslikeme366 at 11:08 AM on Dec. 12, 2010

  • What is an STI? You mean STD?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:59 AM on Dec. 12, 2010

  • yes, their reffered to as infections not diseases now, but i'm talking bout the same thing
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 11:02 AM on Dec. 12, 2010

  • Never heard that they are infections, since infections can be cured, but not all STD's can be cured. Many are VIRUSES, not infections at all. Ask your dcotor. He/she should know anyway what you have. HIV definitely will pass throught breast milk. There may be others, but HIV is the only one that I know. I am not a doc.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:09 AM on Dec. 12, 2010

  • They changed from STD's to STI's not long ago.... Idk why, but they did....
    tklsmom

    Answer by tklsmom at 11:19 AM on Dec. 12, 2010

  • WHO has stated that ALL MOTHERS WHO CARRY HIV BREASTFEED FOR A MINIMUM OF 6 MONTHS TO PASS IMMUNITY TO THE CHILD.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 12:15 PM on Dec. 12, 2010

  • STDs can be passed from a pregnant woman to the baby before, during, or after the baby’s birth. Some STDs (like syphilis) cross the placenta and infect the baby while it is in the uterus (womb). Other STDs (like gonorrhea, chlamydia, hepatitis B, and genital herpes) can be transmitted from the mother to the baby during delivery as the baby passes through the birth canal. HIV can cross the placenta during pregnancy, infect the baby during the birth process, and unlike most other STDs, can infect the baby through breastfeeding.

    A pregnant woman with an STD may also have early onset of labor, premature rupture of the membranes surrounding the baby in the uterus, and uterine infection after delivery.

    lacyjay1987

    Answer by lacyjay1987 at 2:02 PM on Dec. 12, 2010

  • Not sure...
    sstepph

    Answer by sstepph at 2:38 PM on Dec. 12, 2010

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