Dr. Brass-Jones describes gonorrhea and its treatment, and she explains if STDs can affect Breastfeeding.
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Breastfeeding with an STD Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease that can cause problems in a woman’s female organs. It can cause problems with discharge, pain, problems getting pregnant in the future. The treatment for gonorrhea is azithromycin or Zithromax as a 1 gram, one time oral dose. Gonorrhea will usually be taken care of after approximately two weeks we will retest somebody. Can sexually transmitted diseases affect breastfeeding? Sexually transmitted diseases do not usually affect breastfeeding. There is usually not a problem with that. Occasionally a woman will have to be perhaps on a medication that might not be favorable for breastfeeding. However, they usually only have to be on it for a short period of time so it usually doesn’t affect breastfeeding for a very long period of time.