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What Allergy Medication Can I Take If Breastfeeding
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Yes: It is best to check with your child's doctor and your doctor as to what is most appropriate for your situation. ...Read more
I think I am having an allergic reaction but I'm breastfeeding my son. Is there an allergy medicine I can take that's safe & won't decrease my supply?
Possible: Depending upon the medication used it may be ok. This type of question needs to be discussed with one's pcp. ...Read more
Yes, no "D": Most medications are compatible with breastfeeding. We need to consider the effect on the baby, the effect on you and the effect on the milk supply. The antihistamines have long been considered compatible with breastfeeding. The only caveat is the effect on the milk supply. The "d" in some preparations (like zyrtec d) is pseudoephedrine, which decreases milk supply. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
FLONASE is SAFEST: According to the aap: sudafed & benedryl are excreted in breast milk but use is compatible with breastfeeding although may cause decreased milk production however these meds can cause lethargy/irritability. The safest meds are the nasal sprays: e.g. Flonase (generic) and others. The newer antihistamines (claritin/zyrtec/allegra) are not well studied but are appear to be safe in short term use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please tell me if there are any allergy medicines out there that are okay to take while breastfeeding?
Yes: It is best to consult your child's pediatrician and your doctor for what is suitable in your situation. ...Read more
Breastfeeding 8wk old. I have cold/allergies going on, as does he. What is safe for me to take while BF? His ped didnt recommend anything for him...
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
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