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Having a cold while BFing?

I am 3 weeks pp and I have a really bad cold.
What cold medicine can I take safely while BFing?

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Mom2Logan092310

Asked by Mom2Logan092310 at 12:25 PM on Oct. 20, 2010 in Health

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  • Avoid any decongestants, because they can dry up your milk. You'd be best off to stick to things like a humidifier. You can ask your doc, but there isn't much that won't affect your milk.
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 12:27 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • i agree w music. if u take anything thats for multiple symptoms it affects ur milk. if its just a cold, ride it out. besides, ur antibodies that are fighting off da cold go to ur baby so it actually benefits her/him when ur sick
    Vero0724

    Answer by Vero0724 at 12:53 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

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