im sick....help me please

Shawnteria - posted on 01/25/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have a cold and sore throatand my fiance really wants me to take some medicine but i dont know what medicine to take because im breastfeeding...can anyone tell me what to take?

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Lori - posted on 01/25/2013

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You can take tylenol for the sore throat. And as for congestion, the best thing is a humidifier, or rub some Vicks on your chest. I have a humidifier that lets you put in a Vics vapo pad. It works pretty well. You will want to avoid any decongestant cough syrups as the decongestant can affect your milk supply.

If you ever have questions about a medication, you can look it up at the website I've attached here. It will tell you if the medication gets into your milk, what effect the medication may have on your baby, and also any possible effects on lactation.

http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/ht...

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