Jan 24, · Breastfeeding mothers undergoing treatment for Lyme disease can continue to breastfeed their infants. Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Jan 13, · Breastfeeding and Lyme Disease By Kelly Bonyata, IBCLC Per the US Centers for Disease Control, Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, and is transmitted to humans via the bite of a tick infected with this bacteria.
Amoxicillin is also used to treat Lyme disease and is compatible with continued breastfeeding, without question” (Newman, ). If a mother was infected with Lyme disease before or during pregnancy, or if the baby or child was also bitten by a tick, it may be necessary for the baby/child to be treated for Lyme disease. Apr 06, · Breastfeeding with Lyme Disease Though I don't have much to share in terms of future Lyme treatment (still giving my body a break from all drugs for another week until I meet with my LLMD), I will discuss an issue that's been on my mind a lot lately.
The recommended antibiotic for the treatment of Lyme disease in non-pregnant adults is doxycycline, however, doxycycline is not ideal for breastfeeding mothers due to its long half-life and greater uptake into human milk than alternative treatments. Jan 17, · Lyme Disease The recommendations the InfantRisk Center provides are not meant to replace medical advice from your physician. The ultimate decision to breastfeed while taking medications should be based on an informed decision including available data, discussions between a mother, her physician, and the infants’ pediatrician.