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A 31-year-old female asked:

Is robitussin (guaifenesin) ok to take when breastfeeding?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Robitussin&breast fe: While it is considerd safe for a breast feeding mother to take robitussin, (guaifenesin) you have to be aware that it decreases milk production, so if you are taking this med, make sure the baby is getting enough milk, if not than supplement for a short peroiod with formula.But it is the safest of all the cough meds to take.
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Safe: But you always want to minimize baby's exposure to drugs. Take cautiously as needed.

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