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help,breastfeeding ?

i have a cold in my nose and throat what can i take?im nursing.

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angelairelan

Asked by angelairelan at 5:18 PM on Dec. 24, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My doc told me I can take the tylenol colds, but that has been a while ago, I would ask a pharmacist.
    Jazak

    Answer by Jazak at 5:19 PM on Dec. 24, 2008

  • Tylenol Cold and Flu is safe...at least that is what my doctor said.

    Hope you feel better soon.
    ANGIE409

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 5:25 PM on Dec. 24, 2008

  • Why do you need to take anything?
    Liyoness

    Answer by Liyoness at 6:41 PM on Dec. 24, 2008

  • Go to: Cold and Allergy Remedies Compatible with Breastfeeding at http://www.kellymom.com/health/meds/cold-remedy.html

    Avoid decongestants (like sudafed) as they can lower your milk supply.
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 6:54 PM on Dec. 24, 2008

  • This is going to sound gross, but when I get sick I eat a lot of raw garlic and drink a lot of orange juice. It helps. :) Also, saline nasal spray can help break up the congestion.
    PhilsBabyMama

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 10:05 PM on Dec. 24, 2008

  • Drink some tea... and yeah, the garlic does work. Stay away from the meds.
    Autumn22

    Answer by Autumn22 at 12:20 AM on Dec. 25, 2008

  • I just went through the cold bug last week ... the doctor said it was ok to take robutisum for the day and DM at night. You can also suck on cough drops and flush your nose with a rinse. They gave me antibiotics as well.
    JadesMom1008

    Answer by JadesMom1008 at 12:40 AM on Dec. 25, 2008

  • Lyoness: typically, I agree with your posts and answers. But, to ask why someone would take something? Well, because they need to function as a parent so they might need something to relieve the cold symptoms. Sometimes, you feel like garbage, and medicine can sometimes make you feel better.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:11 PM on Dec. 25, 2008

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