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What can I take for cough while breastfeeding

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan).: Robitussin dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) has an expectorant (guaifenesin) which will help loosen any mucus trapped in the chest and a cough s... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Safe Options: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops o... Read More
Dr. Alison Stuebe
21 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen)...: Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen are safe in breastfeeding. Pseudoephedrine lowers milk production, so it's not a great choice. Antihistamines li... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
COUGH RX: You can take any expectorant or suppressant cough rx .It is minimal amount it will not bother the baby.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Codeine& milk: Codeine is not prohibited during breast feeding but excess sedation in your baby may occur. Watch out for this! Taking the dose immediately AFTER nu... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Probably not: according to my reference Epocrates. Robitussin (guaifenesin) would be OK to take for your cough. A better choice may be to go see your primary care... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Source of the cough: Your wife can use regular dextromethorphan without codeine over the counter, however, first she needs to see a MD to find out why she has a nagging c... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
The ingredients in this medication should not affect breast milk or the baby consuming the milk.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Suggestions: Sudafed and afrin are safe decongestants, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and nasal steroids ok for allergy symptoms. Honey is a good cough suppressant. O... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Is nose congested?: You might want to start with post nasal drip care: nondrowsy antihistamine and decongestants or corticosteroid nasal sprays (ex. Nasonex/flonase). If ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 39 years experience
OTC antihistamines: When you are breastfeeding, you can generally take meds that were allowed during your pregnancy. You may be able to take over-the-counter antihistamin... Read More