Is Accidental Puncture by Contaminated Needles compatible with breastfeeding? Do we have alternatives for Accidental Puncture by Contaminated Needles?

Accidental Puncture by Contaminated Needles

December 9, 2013 (Low Risk)

On those situations of accidentally occurred puncture by an used needle being left at environmental temperature, neither cases of transmission of HIV nor Hepatitis C infection have been documented. On Hepatitis B non-immunized mother-infant dyad give a dose of immunoglobulin or/and initiate vaccination.

On those cases which have occurred among health caregivers, seek Health Prevention Department advise.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Accidental Puncture by Contaminated Needles.

Very Low Risk

Compatible. Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

Low Risk

Moderately safe. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.

High Risk

Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use a safer alternative. Read the Comment.

Very High Risk

Not recommended. Cessation of breastfeeding or alternative.