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Antihistamines and breastfeeding

I suffer from allergies and have not taken antihistamines because I know it affects your milk supply. However, now that I am weaning can I take benedryl and it help lower my supply or are the effects only temporary?

 
maggiebella25

Asked by maggiebella25 at 9:09 AM on Oct. 4, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I stopped taking a class C drug when I found out I was pregnant, but went back on it after I had my babies.... - I'd call your doctor And your babies Pediatrician with the same question to be on the Safe side.
    emily1230

    Answer by emily1230 at 12:11 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • If you are weaning your milk will slow on its own. But if you are weaning to a bottle make sure you only shorten feeds and not drop them. If you shorten feeds then your body will decrease milk on its own.
    martinmommy26

    Answer by martinmommy26 at 10:28 AM on Oct. 4, 2010

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