What kind of meds can I take for a bad sore throat, with cough, while nursing???

Mona - posted on 10/02/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )




I started coughing yesterday afternoon, by nighttime my throat hurt, this morning I couldnt utter a word. I am also nursing my 5.5 month old baby girl.

Is there any OTC meds I can take?


Cori - posted on 10/02/2009




the best thing i took for my sore throat was just some warm water with a squeeze of lemon juice and a tsp of honey... it doesnt taste the best but it soothes your sore throat... if you like tea drink that up (as long as its caffeine free)

Donna - posted on 10/02/2009




If you go to the chemist and tell them your breastfeeding they should be able to help you out. Bisolvon is one cough medecine you can take and you can take paracetemol too.

Iysha - posted on 10/02/2009




I was given a folder full of stuff you need to know when you are pregnant. .. little did I know there was a list of meds I could take in there. I called my doctor and they let me know what I could take. I know tylenol and sudafed are ok while you're pregnant,... other than that, I don't know. It's hard knowing what is ok to put in your body when breastfeeding. But call, they will let you know.


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Natalie - posted on 10/02/2009




u poor thing!!!! i suffered a bout of the flu when my son was around 3mths old and he caught it aswell. i felt like i had been hit by a bus and yes i was breastfeeding so didnt want to take any medications. i went and brought a VICKS Vaporiser and the inhalent and had it going in my room 24hrs a day literally. my son and i may have taken a bit longer to recover wihout medication but it worked wonders

Ashley - posted on 10/02/2009




Halls. And regular Tylenol. Sudafed is allowed, but only the red (I think it is the original) one...but be warned, Sudafed can dry you up a bit, it did it for me...think about it, Sudafed dries up your nasal, so why not other things!

Good luck!

Cori - posted on 10/02/2009




you just have to be careful with a lot of cold medicines while nursing, not because it will get to the baby but a lot of cold medicines like sudafed and dayquil have decongestants in it and those not only dry up your runny nose but they will have the same effect on your milk ducts! when i got sick i got some medicine just for my cough but that had nothing for decongestion in it.. i think it was a robatussin because they have lots of different medicines with individual ingredients!

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