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what cold medicines are safe to take while breastfeeding?

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Dr. William Lewis
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 51 years experience
It depends: It depends on the cold medication and what is contained in it. The ingredients vary and it is best to speak to your obstetrician regarding the cold medication.

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