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cough medicine while bresastfeedin?? HELP

i'm a first time mom and have been breastfeedin for twom months..[yay ^_^]
but i have also been a little sick. i have this HORRIBLE cough and a little sore throat. im also "congested" [ dont really know exactly wat it means... but thats wat the doc said} so im wonderin wat kinds of medicine are safe to take?? im really lookin for help, i've tried antibiotics that the doc prescribed but they didnt work. and i dont want to go make another appointment because i wait sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo long for them to see me and then they just say "im ok." it makes me sooo mad=[.. so please i need some personal experience and opinions. ..thank you!!

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:54 PM on Mar. 17, 2009 in Health

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  • Check out "Cold and Allergy Remedies Compatible with Breastfeeding" at http://www.kellymom.com/health/meds/cold-remedy.html

    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 10:57 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • For a soar throat, you can gargle some warm salty water.
    Cough drops can ease the coughing a bit and relieve congestion.
    Try not to take medicine. My doctor told me the guidelines for breast feeding are the same as for pregnancy.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:01 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • Previous poster is incorrect. Wave bye bye to the restrictions of pregnancy. VERY LITTLE is contraindicated while nursing.

    Doctors are notoriously bad sources of breastfeeding information.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:25 AM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • Almost all over the counter stuff is fine to take while nursing.
    Cough medicine is totally fine.
    elliephant

    Answer by elliephant at 10:58 AM on Mar. 18, 2009

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