Last update: Aug. 20, 2019

Maternal Trichomoniasis

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding

Safe. Compatible.
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

La infección provocada por el protozoo parásito Trichomonas vaginalis afecta a un 10 a 25% de mujeres en edad reproductiva. Es una enfermedad de transmisión sexual.

Hay factores anti-protozoarios en la leche materna que destruyen el parásito (May 1984, Gillin 1983).

No se ha publicado transmisión del parásito a través de la leche materna. La enfermedad materna no es peligrosa para el lactante sano (Lawrence 2016 p482).

La enfermedad y su tratamiento son compatibles con la lactancia (Lawrence 2016 p806, OWH 2015). Si se administra una mega-dosis única de metronidazol algunos autores recomiendan esperar a amamantar 12 horas tras la toma del medicamento. El tinidazol es preferible por su menor excreción en leche (menor dosis relativa).

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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. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. May JT. Antimicrobial properties and microbial contaminants of breast milk--an update. Aust Paediatr J. 1984 Nov;20(4):265-9. Review. Abstract
  5. Gillin FD, Reiner DS, Wang CS. Human milk kills parasitic intestinal protozoa. Science. 1983 Sep 23;221(4617):1290-2. Abstract

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