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A 32-year-old female asked:

I have the flu and took alka-seltzer plus night severe cold & flu (1 fast relief mix in packets) about 5 mins ago. i breastfeed. is it safe to nurse?

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Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Would not: There are certain meds in the cold and flu variety Would not take this and breast feed. Will not hurt the child long term but might make the child irritable. Try to take nothing more than acetaminophen when breast feeding BEst wishes.

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Last updated Jan 5, 2017

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