I've picked up my 5 month old's sniffle. Treating her with cuddles, saline drips up the nose and paracetamol when she's really miserable.
Is there anything more I can give myself that's breastfeeding friendly, apart from hot ribena and a hot toddy at bedtime? All decongestants are banned, aren't they? A few drips of olbas oil on my pillow are presumably ok?
I think it's much the same as what the baby can have - saline drops and paracetamol. You could leave a bottle of olbas oil open near your bed at night perhaps? Doctor told me strepsils are fine if you have a sore throat too. Hope you feel better soon.
I use the decongestant nasal spray when I have a cold. It is topical and doesn't get into the blood stream and therefore doesn't get into milk. It's fab, better than the tablets I find. Paracetamol and ibuprofen are also fine for the general shitty feeling, although I'd use paracetamol for preference.