Hay fever or a cold?

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plannedshock Thu 25-Apr-13 00:22:22

I'm breast feeding my 3 week old and have started to get headache and completely bunged up, I used to get really bad hay fever but haven't for the last 4 yrs. I'm worried its a cold and my baby getting ill but if its hay fever what can I take? I've tried paracetamol but that's done nothing. Feeling really poo!!

abi2790 Thu 25-Apr-13 03:34:03

You're baby probably won't get ill if you're breastfeeding. My lo has never caught anything I've had. Plus if he does catch a cold it would probably be much milder than your symptoms smile .

leedy Thu 25-Apr-13 08:32:28

If it's hay fever you can safely take nasal sprays and some antihistamines:
www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/pdfs/Antihistamines_and_Breastfeeding_March_2009.pdf

And yes, if it's a cold your baby will get your antibodies and should get a much milder dose, if anything at all.

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