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I don't wanna dry up my breast milk!!

Posted by on May. 1, 2014 at 7:38 AM
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I feel a bad chest cold coming on & wanna try self medicating before running to the doc's office. I don't wanna dry up my milk supply, though, so what do I take??
by on May. 1, 2014 at 7:38 AM
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MusherMaggie
by Platinum Member on May. 1, 2014 at 8:08 AM
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Anything that does not contain aspirin is fine. My favorite natural remedies: chicken broth with garlic, lemon juice, ginger, coconut oil and a few drops of Tabasco sauce. Hot lemonade with honey. Lots of fluids. Decongestants can cause a temporary drop in supply which can be offset by extra fluids and steel cut oatmeal, peaches, macadamia nuts or sesame seeds.
JackAttacks
by Angel on May. 1, 2014 at 8:50 AM
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 regular old Mucinex (NOT mucinex D) does not contain a decongestant and will not affect supply.

gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on May. 1, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Anything you like. To really dry up your breastmilk, you'd have to take a fatal dose. Any dip in supply is only temporary and countered by increasing your liquids.

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