Can I take over-the-counter medication after birth?

Yes. Most medicines are safe after birth, but if you are breastfeeding check with your doctor.
Yes. Tell your doctor about any medication or erbal remady to be sure. Aspirin comes across in small amounts & can be used with caution. A link with reyes syndrome makes it a bad choice any time baby has a viral illness. Ibuprophen is not given directly to infants the first six months but <1% of mothers dose comes across, making it a good alternative even with newborns. Some allergy meds have pbs.