Medication & Breastfeeding

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Karen - posted on 06/20/2009

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CoreyAnn has your doctor suggested a nasal inhaler such as Nasonex or Flonase? I also have allergies and I had to quit using the inhaler while pregnant but he said it is ok while breastfeeding. I have used both over the years and it works wonders shrinking the inflammation reducing the throbbing head and face symptoms and allowing drainage. Also drink plenty of fluids because this thins out secretions so they will drain. Also you could use allergy eye drops to reduce the itching /burning sensation. Personally I just use plain eye drops and saline nose spray in between. Hope this helps some.

CoreyAnn - posted on 06/20/2009

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Medicines are tricky when breastfeeding. You have to make sure with a doctor or a pharmacist that what you need to take won't affect the baby or decrease your milk supply. I'm on zoloft which doesn't effect my baby. I do get allergies, however I cannot take any antihistamines because it has a tendency to dry out your milk. So whatever you need to take, even over the counter medicines, check with your doctor or pharmacist even if you think it might not effect your baby, better safe then sorry ;)

Karen - posted on 06/19/2009

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I take medication for hypothyroidism but it has to be very closely monitored. Your doctor should have a referance guide to what is and is not safe to use while PG/BF. There may be alternatives if something you are currently taking is not compatable. I did have to quit taking migraine preventatives all together, there were no alternatives. You may have to deal with a lot of bloodwork but really that doesn't take much time out of your schedule.

Sophia - posted on 06/19/2009

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yep. i am a kidney transplant recipient, so i am on a few immunosuppressant drugs as well as a blood pressure medication. of course, i made sure it was ok to breastfeed while on these drugs.

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