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I'm BF my 13 Month old.. Can I take Sudafed?

I think I may have a sinus infection. My nose had bled 4 times today and there is puss draining from my eye. I can not see a doctor until tomorrow morning and I need some relief. I am in SO much pain. Is Sudafed safe??

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:38 PM on Sep. 24, 2010 in Kids' Health

Answers (9)
  • Yes, sudafed is safe, but if you take a lot of it it CAN temporarily reduce your supply. Since your baby is 13 months that shouldn't be a huge problem since it's jsut temporary.

    Answer by Ati_13 at 7:39 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Take plain sudafed, its a little red tablet. It was ok to take when I was pregnant so I'm sure you can take it while breastfeeding.

    Answer by Namaste17 at 7:40 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • The little red pill of regular sudafed is okay but you have to ask the pharmacist for it. The stuff that is on the shelf is crap.

    Answer by coala at 9:07 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Thanks so much for your replies ladies. This cold/ sinus infection is sheer misery. Good Night!


    Answer by BelliesMami at 9:13 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • my lact consult told me sudafed will dry up my milk so be careful...since you have been BFing so long then you would prob be fine

    Answer by mamagee1218 at 9:14 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • If you can stick it out for one more night until you can see the dr. I would.

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 2:34 AM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • Should be OK, hope you feel better soon!!

    Answer by Radarma at 12:08 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • The beginning of your question does not make sense. But yes, sudafed or Afrin should help a lot

    Answer by NicolesMommy at 1:54 AM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • I'm sure it is.

    Answer by mp3mom at 1:03 AM on Sep. 29, 2010

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