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Old 12-26-2011, 08:09 AM   #1
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Meds that i can take while BF

I'm feeling pretty crappy..sore throat, congestion, drainage, runny nose etc. any suggestions on OTC meds I can take while BF that won't dry up my supply? I'm already having to take domperidine to get my milk to where it needs to be.
Also, any tips to avoid sharing this with dd?
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:52 AM   #2
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Have you checked kellymom? I don't know off the top of my head so I would check there.

Eta: hope you feel better!
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:46 PM   #3
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Re: Meds that i can take while BF

Anything with an antihistamine or decongestant (Sp) will lower your supply. Sorry mama. If you've already been struggling with supply issues I would avoid the meds if at all possible. Sorry mama. Feel better soon.

Frequent hand washing and nursing the baby are the best things you can do to avoid the baby catching it.
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:24 PM   #4
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Re: Meds that i can take while BF

The best thing to do for yourself is to take extra vitamin C and drink lots of fluids. Any cold meds will affect your supply.
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:42 PM   #5
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Have you tried hyland's cold tablets with zinc? Other homeopathic remedies? Hot honey and lemon is really great!
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:17 AM   #6
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Re: Meds that i can take while BF

Kocho is right about the meds that will dry up a supply. Old timey remedies may help.

I'd use a humidifier, especially at night. Also, heat a mug of water and add lemon juice and honey to taste. Chicken soup and things with turmeric are also good for colds.

My BFing babies have rarely gotten sick. I try to avoid kissing their faces or hands and breastfeed as often as I can.
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Re: Meds that i can take while BF

kellymom.com - great info on what is safe/not safe while breastfeeding!

HTH! GL! Feel better!
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