i have come down with a bad cough and am scared to take anything while breastfeeding. I've tried googleing and I don't feel like I'm getting concrete answers. I have been gargling salt water, using saline spray and taking vitamin C. I took tylenol for a headache this morning, but I'm looking for something to help supress my cough. Can I use cough drops? Does anyone know if tylenol cold is safe? Robitussin seemed iffy... I am also open to any safe natural or home remedies. Thank you in advance. I feel horrible :(Answer Question
If you go to google and type in Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk you will find the American Academy of Pediatrics position statement on breastfeeding. It lists the drugs that are contraindicated (you can't take) while breastfeeding. They are things like chemotherarpy and radioactive drugs. Cold and cough medications arn't contraindicated. Almost all meds can be taken by breastfeeding moms.
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