I'm breast feeding can I take cough medicine?

Yes, you can. Avoid products with an alcohol content of over 20%. Robitussin, mucinex, triaminic expectorant, and vicks nyquil are not known to be harmful, but watch for infant drowsiness. Expectorants like guaifenesin(the main ingredient in mucinex, robitussin, benylin) don’t suppress coughs. They loosen up the mucus in the respiratory tract to make it easier to cough up. No data suggesting harm in infants.

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Hi! I'm breast feeding and have developed a nasty phlegmy cough - chest feels tight what can I take?

Breastfeeding &cough. As you are already aware, taking medications while breastfeeding may adversely affect your baby. Start by increasing your fluid intake. Should the cough get worse, consult your ob, the baby's pediatrician and your primary care provider should medication be necessary. Read more...

Breast feeding 8wk old. I'm having major sinus. Sore throat, cough, sneezing, runny & stopped up nose. What can I take while BF?

Remedies. Tips: Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestionsaline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. Fever/ painacetaminophen / Rest!! Read more...

My mom is breast feeding her new born but has a dry cough what can she take? She is allergic to penicillin.

See a doctor. Would not see a need to take anything for a dry cough, although gargling with a warm saline rinse might help to ameliorate the cough. If she develops other symptoms and particularly fever she should see a doctor. Read more...

What can I take for a sinus headache while breast feeding? I have a stuffy nose, no cough nor congestion, just a terrible headache.

Water and Ibuprofen. Hello, Sorry you're feeling badly. Hard to get enough sleep to stay healthy when you are caring for an infant. You can try Ibuprofen 400mg and drink lots of water. I hope you feel better soon! Read more...

I have 3wks baby and his having a cold and it sounds like a bit cough. What kind of treatment should I gave him? I'm also breast feeding having a cold

Likely viral illness. It is indeed winter time and colds/flu are everywhere. If baby is not having fever and still feeding, sleeping well, and urinating/stooling normally, no treatment needed. Nasal suction/saline drops for stuffy nose may suffice. If more severe symptoms and baby not feeding well, i recommending seeing his doc asap because he is only 3 wks old. Congrats on the baby and good luck. Read more...

My 8 week old had stuffed and runny nose and cough what can I do I'm breast feeding I'm sick to what can I do?

TLC. Watchful waiting. Usually this is a viral illness that clears on its own. We recommend not giving otc cold medicine to babies and kids. You can try saline nose drops with a bulb suction to get the goo out of his nose. Consider seeing your pediatrician if he looks too uncomfortable. You can continue breast feeding if you are up to it. Limit your intake of cold meds, though. To none. Read more...

Hi there. .. Our two year old son has picked up some kind of a bug, he's had it for about 5 day's now. Symptom's are: being sick once a day in the morning, he has a bit of a cough, he's drinking water, no food, he's breast feeding from mom still, and no t

The . The best ways to treat a cough are: -drink plenty of fluids -keep a glass of water by his bed at night -use a humidifier if the air is dry -eat a spoonful of honey, or drink apple juice, or chicken broth to help with any "coughing jags" -research shows that these methods are as effective as over the counter cough medicines which aren't safe for 2 year olds anyway. If he experiences any respiratory distress, he needs immediate medical attention. The signs of respiratory distress are: -rapid breathing (more than 60 times a minute) -grunting or gasping with breathing -flaring of the nostrils -working hard and using extra muscles to breathe such as sucking in at the neck or under the rib cage -blue or dusky coloring -change in speech or level of alertness reasons to call his doctor are: - fever - unable/refusal to drink - concern for dehydration - a cough that isn't improving after a week good luck! Read more...

If I am breast feeding and have severe cough and runny nose does this affects my 3 week infant? I am also giving her formula bottle.

Yes but. You may be contagious, but breast feeding is the best way to protect your baby from illness. Practice good handwashing, don't kiss your baby on the face, and keep breast feeding! hope you feel better soon. Read more...