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Help! I just took airborne and I BF

Anonymous
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I took it thinking it was just vitamin c and echinacea but it says not for breastfeeding mothers.

Is it safe? Google is giving me mixed info. I don't want to pump and dump because I have the flu and baby needs my antibodies so she doesn't get it. Plus, she won't take formula. She's 8 months.
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 15, 2017 at 12:08 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 15, 2017 at 12:08 AM
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tklrcl2014
by Gold Member on Feb. 15, 2017 at 12:10 AM

Call poison control, and ask them.

iwicked
by Sugar Magnolia on Feb. 15, 2017 at 12:12 AM
This

Quoting tklrcl2014:

Call poison control, and ask them.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 15, 2017 at 12:12 AM
Go to the breastfeeding group...
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 15, 2017 at 12:14 AM
I would but they're probably all sleeping. There aren't as many people in there.

Quoting Anonymous 2: Go to the breastfeeding group...
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 15, 2017 at 12:16 AM

http://mobile.cafemom.com/group/325/forums/read/19721357/Information_Resources_FAQs

Here scroll down theres a post and link for meds and itll tell you the risk.Personally I wouldny worry.

Quoting Anonymous 1: I would but they're probably all sleeping. There aren't as many people in there.

Quoting Anonymous 2: Go to the breastfeeding group...
Noneya73
by on Feb. 15, 2017 at 12:17 AM
Is there a nurse's hotline that you can call?
quidon
by Member on Feb. 15, 2017 at 12:17 AM

Lactmed and Motherrisk are better sources than poison control.

HOWEVER, I have the answer you're looking for, I think. It's not NOT safe for her. What's not 'safe' for BF'ing moms is the zinc. It can lower your supply, and in some women dramatically. 

My NONMEDICAL advice is that you shouldn't bother with pumping and dumping and you SHOULD nurse frequently, pump a little, and drink pleanty of water and try and get some rest. If your supply dips, nurse/pump more often, you'll get it back. 

Noneya73
by on Feb. 15, 2017 at 12:18 AM
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 15, 2017 at 12:19 AM
I'd look into kellymom. My guess is that a one time thing won't have any effect, and if it did, the benefits of nursing, especially since sick, would still outweigh the risks. If you took it repeatedly or more than once, I'd look into it more closely. I'd say just don't do it again and carry on. Drink lots of water.
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