Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mpho 321 | 2010/05/24


Semens for a Breastfeeding child


i have a 4month baby boy married for two years, HIV negative but i need to knwo does semens or a Condoms have any negative effect on the my child as im breafeeding,

and what are the good contrapceptive that i can use that are freindly on breafeeding child

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Semen or using a condom will not affect your breastmilk. All contraceptives pass into breast milk. Please write to our Gynaedoc on Health24 for information about contraception.

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Posted by: mpho | 2010/05/24

thank you

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Posted by: Purple | 2010/05/24

You can use the Mirena while breastfeeding and you can also use Microval pill.

You can have sex while breastfeeding, neither a condom nor semen will have any effect on your breastmilk.

I know that current thinking is that you can breastfeed if HIV positive so long as you exclusively feed - so no bottles of water or formula or an solids at all - as soon as you give one then the HI Virus in the breastmilk can get into little tears in baby''s stomach, however, personally, I feel that it is better to formula feed if you are HIV positive as the virus is carried in your breastmilk (as in all other bodily fluids).

Your doctor should have advised you on contraceptives at your six week check up.
When you take your baby for his/her six week check up with the paediatrician, they should also be able to answer some of your questions on breastfeeding, as shoudl the clinic nurse when you go to weigh your baby each week.

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