Can Syphilis Spread To Infants Through Breast Milk?
want to ask whether syphilis can be transmitted to infants through breast milk
Thank you for the question.
Syphilis or lion king is a sexually transmitted disease caused by bacterial infection of Tefponema pallidum which has symptoms according to the stage of its development, such as injury to the genital organs, the appearance of rashes on the body, causing damage to organs, or even causing no symptoms at all. To diagnose syphilis, the doctor will dig up your complaints, do a physical examination, and supporting examinations such as blood tests, and the doctor will provide treatment such as antibiotics injection of penicillin group.
In syphilis breastfeeding mothers, mothers can still breastfeed their children, but with the condition that there are no injuries to the breast, so the risk of infection can be reduced. If you have a wound in the breast, you can still breastfeed as long as the baby does not touch the wound. You can also use a breast pump to express milk or hand milk it manually, as long as it doesn't touch the wound.
Hopefully this information can help and hopefully get well soon :)