In summary: Over-the-counter drugs containing dextromethorphan, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen are safe to take while breastfeeding. Doxylamine succinate and diphenhydramine may cause sedation in mother and breastfeeding infant and should be used with caution if the infant has a history of apnea.
What can I take for a cold while breastfeeding?
Medication. Tylenol, or acetaminophen and Advil,or ibuprofen are approved for use while breastfeeding. Benadryl and other allergy medications may reduce your milk supply and also may make the baby drowsy.
What cold and flu medicine is safe while breastfeeding?
Taking dextromethorphan (Delsym, Robitussin), a cough suppressant, while breastfeeding is typically fine. If you have a dry cough, you might find this helpful. If your cough comes with a bit more mucus, guaifenesin ER (Mucinex) is usually the go-to.
Can I take flu medicine while breastfeeding?
Is flu medicine safe for breastfeeding? Overall, most types of prescription antiviral medications are safe for breastfeeding mothers. There are also over-the-counter cold medications that can help treat symptoms of the flu and are considered to be safe while breastfeeding.
Can I drink my own breast milk if I’m sick?
If you have a cold or flu, fever, diarrhoea and vomiting, or mastitis, keep breastfeeding as normal. Your baby won’t catch the illness through your breast milk – in fact, it will contain antibodies to reduce her risk of getting the same bug.
Can I take vitamin C while nursing?
The recommended vitamin C intake in lactating women is 120 mg daily, and for infants aged 6 months or less is 40 mg daily.  High daily doses up to 1000 mg increase milk levels, but not enough to cause a health concern for the breastfed infant and is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding.
Can I take nighttime cold and flu while breastfeeding?
Nursing moms can safely use many alcohol-free versions of popular cold, cough, and flu medications such as NyQuil. That said, you might want to research the active and inactive ingredients in whatever over-the-counter medications you consider.
Is it safe to take DayQuil while breastfeeding?
Dextromethorphan has been studied in breastfeeding women and is considered safe. (Often found in Alka Seltzer Plus, Tylenol Cough & Cold, Vicks DayQuil and NyQuil and more.) Chlorpheniramine has been approved, but large doses could also lower milk supply.
Can I take Tylenol cold and flu while breastfeeding?
Acetaminophen, a drug used to treat pain and reduce fever in adults and children, is compatible with breastfeeding as well.
How do you get rid of a cold after giving birth?
There is no cure for the common cold, but there are some things that you can do to feel better. We recommend:
- Getting plenty of rest.
- Drinking plenty of fluids (especially water)
- Gargling with warm salt water.
- Using cough drops, lozenges or throat sprays.
What can breastfeeding moms take for a sore throat?
Sore throat sprays or lozenges are generally considered safe, as are cough drops. Avoid eating excessive amounts of cough drops containing menthol. Large amounts of menthol can reduce milk supply. Many forms of Robitussin, Delsym and Benylin are considered compatible with breastfeeding.
Can you take cold and flu tablets when pregnant?
Yes, many over-the-counter cough and cold medications are considered safe for pregnant women and their developing babies. But that doesn’t mean you should just grab something at the drugstore and take it. Call your doctor before you take anything, even if you think it’s safe.