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September 10th, 2012, 07:55 AM
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Is there a way to know what's safe and what isn't? Maybe a website? No one ever discussed this with me. I feel a cold coming on and would like to try to prevent it from worsening.
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September 10th, 2012, 07:59 AM
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http://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastf...approved-meds/

InfantRisk Center

This is a hotline associated with the Infant Risk center that is dedicated to helping breastfeeding moms with medication questions. Serious, it's awesome. I have it saved in my phone and always call it before accepting meds at the doc.

(806) 352-2519.
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September 10th, 2012, 08:05 AM
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If you feel a cold coming on, I would start trying to beat it before it starts: Increase your zinc and vitamin C intake (take something like Emergen C) and possibly take something like echinacea or colloidal silver. Your options are limited when it comes to cough meds and decongestants (decongestants won't hurt the baby, but it will lessen your milk supply by the nature of their function).
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September 10th, 2012, 09:32 AM
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So Emergen C is safe? I have a few free samples of it LOL
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September 10th, 2012, 10:02 AM
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In glad you started this thread. I too have a cold or something like that coming on I have been just suffering through it, but of course I just NOW remember I have a huge gallon ziplock bag full of emergen c!
I was prescribed Motrin tho for pain...
With full knowledge that I'm breast feeding. I have never taken more than 2 in a day and I never take a whole one. I generally only take it if I absolutely am in pain.
My doctor said it would be fine just as long as I didn't take more than one in a 6 hour period.
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I've just been working on the premise that I eat/take in what I did while pregnant, and if I need something stronger I'd ask the doctor.
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September 10th, 2012, 12:46 PM
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So Emergen C is safe? I have a few free samples of it LOL
Yes! Very! It's what keeps me going since I am in the hospital so much!
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September 10th, 2012, 09:24 PM
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I've used safefetus.com a few time while researching medicines. Not sure how accurate it is, but it's been helpful.
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