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I have a nasty cold, a bad sunburn,

and am sore, and breastfeeding.

Does anyone know something I could take?


Asked by lovinangels at 10:00 AM on Jul. 5, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (5)
  • You can take anything. They used to think cold meds would "dry up" milk but it doesn't. Cold meds or pain meds aren't contraindicated for nursing moms. However, cold meds really don't work that well. Nasal saline could help with your nose. I wouldn't use Vicks because it can irritate the baby's respiratory system.


    Answer by Gailll at 1:13 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • Well, you can put aloe on your sunburn and use vicks if your nose is stuffed. I would ask your Dr. before you take any meds by mouth.

    Answer by vnw1405 at 10:02 AM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • Acetaminophen can help with the sunburn pain.

    Answer by GOluvvie at 10:10 AM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • I usually don't take anything at all, but I really am miserable today!

    Comment by lovinangels (original poster) at 10:12 AM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • you can take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil (ibuprofen)

    Avoid decongestants as they can lower milk supply.

    Good info at Cold and Allergy Remedies Compatible with Breastfeeding


    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 11:23 AM on Jul. 5, 2010