U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 34-year-old male asked:

My breastfeeding wife has a nagging cough,what medication is safe for her to take that wont negatively affect milk supply or baba?thanks

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Source of the cough: Your wife can use regular dextromethorphan without codeine over the counter, however, first she needs to see a MD to find out why she has a nagging cough to begin with. Not every cough is an infection, but can be a irritation by excessive mucous or from an enlarged thyroid gland.
Last updated Nov 22, 2017


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.