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February 15th, 2011, 06:57 AM
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Hi there. My name is Heather and I am mommy to Tenli and Chase. I am currently breastfeeding Chase who is 5 months old. The whole family has caught a nasty cold and I can't remember what is safe to take. Is Sudafed safe to take while breastfeeding? TIA.
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February 15th, 2011, 07:30 AM
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You would want to avoid decongestants, if you can, they can dry your milk up temporarily. You can use Afrin and neti pots, and anything not a decongestant.

Well, of course you can take a decongestant, just be aware of the effect on the bm

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February 15th, 2011, 01:12 PM
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Yes it is safe but it can dry up your milk temporary. After you stop taking it it should come back. I have read that the more mature your milk is the more it will dry it up so I would be wary. There are some homeopathic remedies that you can take that do not affect your milk. LactMed Search is a good resource. Pseudoephedrine - National Library of Medicine LactMed Database

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February 15th, 2011, 01:56 PM
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Ok. Thanks girls. I'm going to mark that website in my favorites. I'm not too concerned with my milk supply dropping a little since I have a huge freezer stash and I plan on only taking a couple when I get really congested. I just wanted to double check that it was safe to take.
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February 15th, 2011, 02:45 PM
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I worried a lot about my milk supply going down since I've been struggling pumping at work, but about 2 weeks ago I was just so sick I ended up taking a couple over the course of a couple days (just one at a time). I was having trouble sleeping I was so congested. So, for me, it was a last resort. If I was home with my DD all the time I probably wouldnt have worried as much since I would be able to nurse her as often as needed to boost my supply back up.

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