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Is it okay if I am breastfeeding and taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) fir the allergies?

Is it okay if I am breastfeeding and taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) fir the allergies?

Breast Feeding: Small, occasional doses of Diphenhydramine would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. Larger doses or more prolonged use may cause effects in the infant or decrease the milk supply. This is taken from the drug and lactation database web site where you can search for drugs. Search for Diphenhydramine .Link: http://toxnet.Nlm.Nih.Gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?Lact. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe while breastfeeding? Or how long should I wait to feed my baby after taking?

Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe while breastfeeding?  Or how long should I wait to feed my baby after taking?

? safe: you want to avoid it during breastfeeding as it is gets to breast milk. If you take one dose, it won't probably be harmful, it would stay in your system for about 9-18 hours, a long time to avoid breast feeding, confer with your doctor for an alternative to control your symptoms, good luck ...Read more

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while breastfeeding?

Yes: Taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can lead to a temporary decrease in breastmilk supply but usually it is minor unless you take a lot or for a long time. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) when breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) when breastfeeding?

Yes,but: Something like Allegra or Claritin (loratadine) would have less effect on the milk volume you make and would not cause sedation in the baby. ...Read more

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Can i take diphenhydramine if I am breastfeeding?

Can i take diphenhydramine if I am breastfeeding?

Yes: It is potentially sedating and some have concerns that it can decrease volume. Most suggest the long acting non sedating antihistamines like Loratadine or fexofenadine as a better alternative during breast feeding. ...Read more

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Diphenhydramine hci ok to use while breastfeeding?

Considered OK...: Most physicians consider Diphenhydramine (aka benadryl) to be safe while breast feeding. There are some anecdotal reports suggesting that Diphenhydramine may affect milk supply, but data is lacking. Diphenhydramine could cause a little bit of sedation or fussiness (both are not harmful) in baby, but most infants are not affected. Make sure to keep yourself well hydrated if you have cold. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or some allergy medicine while taking shots ? Will it negate the allergy shots? Which medicine do you recommend ?

Can take meds: Allergy and asthma medicines can be taken along with allergy shots. During the build up phase before the allergy injections beginning helping it is important to continue medication. Once the allergy shots start helping, medication can be used as needed. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


Benadryl (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more