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What are the best ways to fight a cold while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Hydration &Nutrition: Help the body fight the cold by drinking lots of fluids, especially water. Also a healthy diet will provide the energy needed to both fight the cold and continue to produce a healthy supply of breastmilk. Avoid over the counter cough medicines as these can interfere with the quality of your milk supply.
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