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Strong cold medicines when BFing toddler

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MeerkatMerkin Wed 26-Jun-13 08:43:40

I have never taken more than a bit of paracetamol when ill since I started to breastfeed but DS is 2.6 years and I have a stinking cold - can I take something a bit stronger now that he's older and liver is more mature, etc?

noblegiraffe Wed 26-Jun-13 09:42:57

Nothing with aspirin in (children can't have it) and anything with a decongestant may dry up your milk.

noblegiraffe Wed 26-Jun-13 09:45:10

Here's the breastfeeding network advice

www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/dibm/Cough-and-Cold-Remedies-October-2011.pdf

MeerkatMerkin Wed 26-Jun-13 10:01:27

Thanks. I will stick to the para & ibuprofen then, and get DH to make me a hot toddy tonight when DS goes to bed. It's going to be a long day!

IWipeArses Wed 26-Jun-13 17:41:54

The generic hot lemon drinks are usually paracetamol only, I get some from Lloyds chemist and they don't have any decongestants in, but give you tat nice hot lemony hug of a lemsip.
Hope you feel better soon.

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