Last update Dec. 26, 2013


Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Whatever type of disease (cutaneous, pulmonary or intestinal) is not transmitted through the breast milk.

Skin pustules should be kept from closed contact with the child.

All treatments (amoxicillin, doxycycline, rifampicine, vancomycin, clarithromycin....) are compatible with breastfeeding.

Immunization or vaccination is not contraindicated while nursing.


We do not have alternatives for Anthrax since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

Anthrax is also known as


  1. Meaney-Delman D, Zotti ME, Rasmussen SA, Strasser S, Shadomy S, Turcios-Ruiz RM, Wendel GD Jr, Treadwell TA, Jamieson DJ. Anthrax cases in pregnant and postpartum women: a systematic review. Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Abstract
  2. Wright JG, Quinn CP, Shadomy S, Messonnier N; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Use of anthrax vaccine in the United States: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2009. MMWR Recomm Rep. 2010 Abstract Full text (in our servers)
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Update: Interim recommendations for antimicrobial prophylaxis for children and breastfeeding mothers and treatment of children with anthrax. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2001 Abstract Full text (in our servers)
  4. World Health Organization -PCB Turnbull Guidelines for the Surveillance and Control of Anthrax in Human and Animals. 3rd edition. 1998 Full text (in our servers)

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