Zinc Lozenges okay?

Michelle - posted on 02/01/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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while BF? My two little ones are sick and coughing and I can't get what they have. I don't want to be sick and caring for them. I'm ready for this to all be over.

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Tiffany - posted on 02/07/2011

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I'm not sure about the zinc lozenges. I have been sick many times, and it's almost always when my daughter is sick. I always checked with the pediatrician before I took any new meds or lozenges or anything, as I wanted to make sure it was OK for my daughter.

On another note, I hope you don't get sick and that your little ones get over their colds soon. Keep an eye out for potential ear infections and other problems if their colds persist or get worse. Also, since you're BFing, you may still get sick despite the zinc lozenges, because they pass you their germs and colds while they're BFing and you pass them antibodies back. So, you may still get sick, but not as bad as they are.

I hope they both feel better soon.

Katie - posted on 02/01/2011

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I've never heard if that was ok. You could always google it to see if it's ok.

Michelle - posted on 02/01/2011

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Thank you! Have you heard anything about Emergen'c being ok? Just in case I have to beef it up.

Katie - posted on 02/01/2011

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When I had a cold, that was one of the few things that I could take. If you do end up getting it, which I hope you don't, you can also take cough drops, but try not to use the menthol ones. If you take too much menthol, it can affect your milk supply.

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