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Nov 18, 2016 16:23 PM

Thank you for your question about whether it is safe to take Bronchicum Elixir S whilst breastfeeding.

This is a medicine to treat coughs and colds and works by loosening and thinning mucous. It contains Burnet Saxifrage, Cowslip, Grindelia, Quebrach, Thyme.

I searched extensively through my usual sources to confirm whether this medicine is safe or not whilst breastfeeding; all I am able to find is several sources advising that the patient discuss with their doctor before taking.

Generally cold and cough remedies that dry secretions should be avoided during breastfeeding, as milk is a secretion and these medications will reduce maternal milk supply,

As Bronchicum Elixir S loosens and thins secretions and doesn't dry them, I am inclined to think that it is ok, but please check with your GP/doctor first.

Hope this helpful,

Katherine Fisher IBCLC