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Is it safe to take cold medicine while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take cold medicine while breastfeeding?

Meds & Nursing: Decongestants, expectorants, & Acetaminophen are fine. Avoid all antihistamines (except loratidine) or they may dry up your milk. ...Read more

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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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


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What cold medicines are safe to take while breastfeeding?

It depends: It depends on the cold medication and what is contained in it. The ingredients vary and it is best to speak to your obstetrician regarding the cold medication. ...Read more

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Can you take cold medicine while breast feeding?

Can you take cold medicine while breast feeding?

It depends on what: the medication is. Taking Robitusin of Mussinex should be fine. I would check with your doctor or your babies pediatrician for other medications. ...Read more

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What cough medicines can I take while breastfeeding?

What cough medicines can I take while breastfeeding?

COUGH RX: You can take any expectorant or suppressant cough rx .It is minimal amount it will not bother the baby. ...Read more

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Is there any connections medicine i can take while breastfeeding my 5 month old?

Please clarify ??: The advisability of any medication during lactation varies with type & ability to transfer in breast milk. The descriptor "connections medicine" does not apply to any medication or group I am aware of.Please be more specific. ...Read more

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Best medicine to take for diarrhea while breastfeeding?

Best medicine to take for diarrhea while breastfeeding?

Imodium (loperamide): Imodium (loperamide) is one of safe ones to take. Additional ingestion of yogurt or probiotics will further reduce the duration of diarrrhea. ...Read more

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Is it better to take no medicine at all while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it better to take no medicine at all while pregnant or breastfeeding?

It depends: It depends on what the medication is for. Uncontrolled hypertension or uncontrolled diabetes is far worse for the fetus than taking medicine, but generally we try to limit medication use in pregnancy and breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Could I take medicines if I am breastfeeding?

Yes, but: Check with your md as some medicines will cross into the breast milk and affect the baby. Obvious examples are narcotics. ...Read more

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