Jan 13, 2018 · Per the US Centers for Disease Control, Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, and is transmitted to humans via the bite of a tick infected with this bacteria. The Lyme disease bacteria has not been cultured from human milk (though associated DNA have been detected - see below), and no babies have developed Lyme disease from their mothers' milk.
May 27, 2014 · Ticks are blood suckers, and when their preferred host is not available, many species will feed off the blood of humans. On a positive note, you managed to dislodge this Tick relatively quickly, and there is always a danger when removing a Tick that the head will remain embedded in the skin and cause an infection.
History of tick bite is the number one tip-off to infection, but because tick bites are painless and people are often unaware of being bitten, that history is not always helpful. A few cases of mother-fetus transfer in the womb and one case of transfer via breast milk have also been documented.
There are no reports of Lyme disease transmission from breast milk. Finally, practice prevention against tick bites. You can get Lyme disease again if you are bitten by another infected tick. Protect yourself from future illness.
Studies have shown that Lyme spirochetes have appeared in various bodily fluids, such as breast milk, vaginal fluid, and semen, so it’s not enough just to protect yourself from ticks. 2 You must be informed that Lyme can be transmitted through a variety of avenues, though tick bite is the method most commonly discussed.