Cough medicine and breastfeeding in Breastfeeding

Posted by Anonymous on - 1 reply

i am very congested and its causing me to cough mucus with my allergies but i am nursing full time is there any thing i can take? i do not want to mess with my milk supply... but i am getting desperate.

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Nov 15, 2016 12:42 PM

Thank you for your question about medications to treat a mucousy cold and allergies,

Some medications used to treat these symptoms dry up or reduce secretions; breast milk is a secretion and will be affected by these medications. The most useful source of information in the UK can be found on the Association of Breastfeeding website where you can download a fact sheet offering advice on this and safer alternative medications to treat colds.

Hope this is helpful.

Katherine Fisher IBCLC