Last update: Nov. 3, 2018


Very Low Risk for breastfeeding

Safe. Compatible.
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Chlamydia trachomatis infection is a common sexually transmitted infection.
Pregnant women with untreated active infection can infect the newborn during delivery and cause eye infections and pneumonia.

Transmission through breastmilk has not been demonstrated.
Antibodies against chlamydia are present in breastmilk, which could protect the infant (Lawrence 2016, Lampe 1998, Ramsey 1998, Skaug 1982).

It is not necessary to interrupt breastfeeding or separate the infant from the mother if the mother is diagnosed with chlamydia (Lawrence 2016, OWH 2015).

The treatments for the disease (azithromycin, doxycycline, erythromycin, levofloxacin, ofloxacin) are compatible with breastfeeding.

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Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

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  1. Lawrence RA, Lawrence RM. Breastfeeding. A guide for the medical profession. Eighth Edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2016
  2. CDC-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chlamydial Infections in Adolescents and Adults 2015 Abstract Full text (in our servers)
  3. OWH-Oficina para la salud de la mujer. Infecciones de transmisión sexual, embarazo y lactancia materna. Folleto informativo. 2015 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  4. OWH-Office on Women's Health. Sexually Transmitted Infections, Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding. Fact Sheet. 2015 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  5. Workowski KA, Bolan GA; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.. Sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines, 2015. MMWR Recomm Rep. 2015 Abstract
  6. Kyebambe P. Incomplete Reiter's arthritis in a 23 year old nursing mother. Afr Health Sci. 2004 Abstract
  7. Lampe MF, Ballweber LM, Isaacs CE, Patton DL, Stamm WE. Killing of Chlamydia trachomatis by novel antimicrobial lipids adapted from compounds in human breast milk. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 1998 Abstract
  8. Ramsey KH, Poulsen CE, Motiu PP. The in vitro antimicrobial capacity of human colostrum against Chlamydia trachomatis. J Reprod Immunol. 1998 Abstract
  9. Skaug K, Otnaess AB, Orstavik I, Jerve F. Chlamydial secretory IgA antibodies in human milk. Acta Pathol Microbiol Immunol Scand C. 1982 Abstract

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