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my throat has been hurting for a day now, was wanting to know if i can take theraflu while breastfeeding? also is it safe for the baby to breastfeed w

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Dr. Wai Lau
Dr. Wai Lau answered
30 years experience Pediatrics
Ok but short course: Assuming the medication is Theraflu flu & sore throat. It contains 3 ingredients- acetaminophen, phenylephrine and pheniramine. Acetaminophen is safe. small amounts of pheniramine can pass to breast milk and baby may be restless or sleepy Phenylephrine could decrease lactation However recent studies seem to ok https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2868610/ Make you don't have strep throat
Answered on Dec 11, 2017
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