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is it ok to take benedryl while breast feeding?

for the past two days i have had itchy nose and been sneezing my head off and i was wondering if it was ok to take benedryl while i am breastfeeding my baby? anyone know????

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babywoca

Asked by babywoca at 5:39 PM on Nov. 11, 2008 in General Parenting

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  • its ok to take it while prego so im assuming its safe to take while breastfeeding. try not to take it right befor you are going to breastfeed though.
    Mommy2B04

    Answer by Mommy2B04 at 5:40 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • http://www.babycenter.com/0_drug-safety-during-breastfeeding_8790.bc

    It says it is probably okay in normal dosages. Hope that helps you!
    Emmy_Dollface

    Answer by Emmy_Dollface at 6:31 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • I was told not to take any antihistamines while breastfeeding. It can make the baby real drowsy and affect their breathing. I would call the pediatrician or if you have a nirse helpline I would call that. It is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to breastfeeding your lil one.
    nyteowl

    Answer by nyteowl at 7:54 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • I have heard that it can dry your milk up if you take to much
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:46 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • When in doubt always ask your doctor..it will take a quick phone call to the nurse.
    salexander

    Answer by salexander at 1:57 PM on Nov. 12, 2008

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