I was hoping someone would be able to answer my question. I seem to be having an allergic reaction to something. I have no idea what but I would like to take some benedryl or some other antihistimine but I am not sure if you can take those when your breastfeeding. If anyone could help me out I would appriciate it the left side of my face is swelling and itching like mad.
05-03-2006, 09:01 AM
benadryl. You and baby will get drowsy but its ok to take!
05-03-2006, 09:06 AM
this is a useful list of medications and whether or not they're approved for breastfeeding: http://www.kellymom.com/health/meds/aap-approved-meds.html
you may have to read some labels to figure out the active ingredients in things, but this is very helpful.
05-03-2006, 01:51 PM
That link was soooooo helpful. Thanks so much! I am desperate to take allergy medication and now I know what is safe to take. I feel better already! :mrgreen:
05-06-2006, 02:48 AM
Heres a better site...straight from Dr. Hale himself :)