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what otc meds to avoid if I am breastfeeding

i have a cold and I dont know if I should take otc meds

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Asked by rach77329 at 11:25 PM on Sep. 4, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I know that you can take regular sudafed....none of the fancy things added to it though. Robuttussin (sp) cough syrup (plain) and Tylenol! I am not sure what else though....I just finished nursing my son afetr a year but luckly I only got sick once!!! Good luck!

    Answer by Mom2Brock at 11:28 PM on Sep. 4, 2010


    Answer by ShadesofGrey at 11:54 PM on Sep. 4, 2010

  • Most things that are OTC are relatively safe. Just ask your pharmacist. He/she should know.

    Answer by ShadesofGrey at 11:56 PM on Sep. 4, 2010

  • Avoid anything with pseudoephedrine in it as it can sometimes decrease supply. This is the active ingredient in regular Sudafed, the stuff that is now kept behind the counter.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 7:50 AM on Sep. 5, 2010

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