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Can I take Nyquil while I'm breastfeeding my newborn?

My baby is five days old, and I feel like I may have flu and I was wondering if Nyquil is okay to take while breastfeeding.

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Asked by kristinas8 at 7:11 PM on Jan. 3, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • not if you want a drunk newborn! nyquil is 12% alcohol per dose!

    Answer by TMJ121099 at 7:13 PM on Jan. 3, 2010

  • no

    Answer by Soniam301 at 7:13 PM on Jan. 3, 2010

  • NO~!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:15 PM on Jan. 3, 2010

  • No - try some chicken soup, extra vitamin C, and Halls.

    Answer by missanc at 7:18 PM on Jan. 3, 2010

  • you can pump your milk first for your child and after your dose wait the amount of time it taks to get out of your system before feeding again. anything you pump while taking it should be thrown out.

    Answer by angevil53 at 7:24 PM on Jan. 3, 2010

  • You can take it. You need to pump and dump though for at least 8 hours. Supplemental feeding often disrupt breastfeeding supply and demand. If you're sick you're sick. Even the Nyquil with no alcohol in it isn't safe because of the medications it contains.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 7:25 PM on Jan. 3, 2010

  • Ask your doctor if there is another way to care for this cold. Breast feeding takes a lot out of you and if your misserable it wont help either. Discomfort can reduce the milk flow. So your doctor may be able to help find a compromise.

    Answer by Roharn at 7:29 PM on Jan. 3, 2010


    Answer by Autumn22 at 9:13 PM on Jan. 3, 2010

  • No. Is there a chance you have mastitis? The symptoms of that are flu-like. Call your doctor!!!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:12 PM on Jan. 3, 2010

  • ANything Tylenol is safe. Nyquil is NOT.

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:08 PM on Jan. 4, 2010

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