nasal spray ok while nursing?

Melanie - posted on 01/09/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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i have a stuffy nose bec. of allergies or a cold or whatever...i know i can't take anything oraly to help w/the congestion bec. it'll dry up my milk supply...but i wonder if nasal spray is ok...or will that enter into my bloodstream and cause the same thing??

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Danielle - posted on 01/09/2009

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saline nasal spray is okay, i'm not sure about a medicated one? ask a pharmasist?

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Stacee - posted on 01/11/2009

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You may want to try Fenugreek tea.  It helps not only to increase your milk supply, but also acts as a natural decongestant.  I used it to help soothe a sore throat too.  It really helped me. 

Melanie - posted on 01/11/2009

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i did look up some info. about sprays and it said to "monitor for milk supply decrease" so i decided to just suck it up and stay w/saline...can almost breathe again...so i've made it over the hump and am no longer desperate for air :o) thanks for your input!!!!

Debbie - posted on 01/10/2009

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here is a quote from that link



"Medications applied to the skin, inhaled (for example, drugs for asthma) or applied to the eyes or nose, are almost always safe for breastfeeding."

Ronica - posted on 01/09/2009

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I's go with the saline as well, thats what they told me to use while I was sick. But if it's really bad check with a pharamcist. Never hurts to ask :)

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