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has anybody had nyquil if breastfeeding?

it's just that i think i have a cold or maybe flu? my body is aching,my head and i feel the air coming out of my mouth and nose hot, and i really don't know if it is just a cold or the flu, and i don't have a fever i just feel hot but no fever!

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maryfer

Asked by maryfer at 1:38 AM on Aug. 28, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • How old is your baby? If you have a brand newborn I wouldn't take it. Plain sudafed is safe to use while you're breastfeeding at any age, but if you have a supply that's on the low-end I'd use it sparingly. Tylenol and sudafed is what I used to treat a nasty bug I had not too long ago. I think that Nyquill is a little strong, though.
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 1:59 AM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • she is 3 months and 1 week old
    maryfer

    Answer by maryfer at 2:05 AM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • http://www.breastfeeding-magazine.com/Nyquil-and-breastfeeding.html


    Do your best to avoid Nyquil & especially Sudafed. Sudafed will dry you up very quickly (even without a low supply).

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:07 AM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • Avoid anything with psudoephedrine, as it can dry you up (read: can, not definitely will). I'd steer clear of the NyQuil myself, just because I'd worry I wouldn't wake when my kids woke (and they're 2 and 4 yrs old!) Tylenol Cold, Tylenol Sinus, Mucinex D, those are good choices in my book.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 9:04 AM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/html/when_moms.shtml
    http://www.kellymom.com/health/meds/aap-approved-meds.html
    i haven't taken it, and i probably won't. i would take anything tylenol.
    mommytobobby

    Answer by mommytobobby at 9:38 AM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • I am breastfeeding and I had a cold. I went to the store and bought Nyquil, Dayquil and Alkaseltzer. After researching online I didn't take any of them. Unfortunately it is not generally considered safe to take most cold medicine while BFing but you may want to check with your doctor. S/He may suggest taking it at a time of day when your little one will recieve the least of it's effects. For example, right after the last feeding of the night when it will be awhile before your LO feeds again. It will give the medicine time to metabolise out of your body and milk. You can use Zicam- it decreases the length and severity of your cold although it doesn't provide instant relief.
    bxp10070

    Answer by bxp10070 at 4:15 PM on Aug. 28, 2009

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