Can my wife take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for insomnia if she is breast feeding?

Alternative. First, its great that she is breastfeeding. Appreciate her a lot for that. She could take a couple of doses of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) without sig risk neg effect on baby (10% irritability, .

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Can you breast feed when on benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Yes. Benedryl can pass in small amounts in breast milk but not enought to matter. It is considered a low risk med for breast feeding, yet the sedation it brings may be a problem for some. Some suggest benedryl will decrease milk volume, but studies have not supported this. Most physicians suggest non sedating Claritin (loratadine) or Allegra if needed. Both are otc now with a generic for claritin (loratadine). Read more...

What to do about a rash on my back, chest, under my breasts, and arms? Has gotten worse the last couple of days. Took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) last night.

Needs to be examined. It is very hard to diagnose the cause or type of rash without actually seeing the rash or getting more history about the circumstances that occurred when the rash started. Read more...