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Can the human papillomavirus be transmitted during breastfeeding?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 12/18/2018

Although it is true that human papillomavirus DNA has been found in breast milk samples, the risk of transmission to the baby during breastfeeding is practically non-existent.

Also, no cases of transmission to the baby have been found even when the mother had lesions on the nipple. HPV infections are therefore compatible with breastfeeding.

Suggested for you: What Is the Human Papillomavirus (HPV)?.

 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.
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