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breastfeeding and sick...is it ok to give my baby the milk if i take thermaflu?? (sorry if miss spelt)

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:27 AM on Oct. 7, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yes, it's fine...tylenol cold is good too...not enough of it passes through the milk...just be aware that cold medicines are very likely to dry your milk up a little. It will come back when you're done, but don't let it scare you....This is all per the pharmacist too....the first time I took anything, I pumped and dumped for 6 hours :( before I knew any better. OH well..feel better :)
    calliesmommie

    Answer by calliesmommie at 12:32 AM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • You need to ask your doctor before taking anything OTC
    KalebsMommee

    Answer by KalebsMommee at 1:15 AM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • Docs unfortunately tend to know next to nothing about the safety of meds and mother's milk. They believe the package inserts, which are written by lawyers trying to avoid litigation! (I stopped reading inserts after seeing a warning on my prenatals that said they were not to be taken by pregnant women.)

    Kellymom.com has THE VERY BEST resource list on safe meds. Theraflu is indeed on it. SO is everything tylenol.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:41 AM on Oct. 7, 2009

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