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Horrible Cold/Flu thing - what can I take while BF?

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QueenSconetta Wed 24-Jul-13 13:44:07

Is paracetamol really the only thing? Just thought I'd canvass opinion before I drag everyone out to the chemist!

Trying2bMindful Wed 24-Jul-13 17:20:04

how old is LO? would be worth checking with the pharmacy but i dont think you can take the tablets with anti congestion stuff in them because they dry you up - dry up your sinuses and can dry up your milk!

I dont know how much gets into bm either.

So yes, back to the old fashioned remedies of paracetemol, honey, lemon and hot toddies!

I feel your pain - am suffering myself right now. In fact I got antibiotics yesterday as it has turned into earache and a sore throat.
bleugh.

hope you feel better soon

ChunkyPickle Wed 24-Jul-13 17:26:43

Bugger all.....

They didn't even want to sell me Olbas Oil.

Trying2bMindful Wed 24-Jul-13 17:32:32

oh dear me. v over cautious.
olbas oil?! i have used that loads... you can even buy a child friendly one.

pah. paracetemol hot toddies and olbas oil on a hanky..... v winter but hey ho., you need it!

big hugs. it is awful being sick with flu in the middle of a hot summer.

QueenSconetta Wed 24-Jul-13 17:51:30

Thanks all. DD2 is 7.5 weeks. I only seem to be bunged up in one nostril at a time so it could be worse, it's more the sore throat/chest/cough. DH is also on night shift so that's not helping!

milkyjo Wed 24-Jul-13 19:55:09

Can you take ibuprofen? I think I read this was OK to take but double check. I was told to take it by the midwife on leaving hospital with dc1 and I was breastfeeding.

CityDweller Wed 24-Jul-13 19:58:31

You can take ibuprofen. At least I hope you can, as I was told to take it when I had mastitis by both gp and mw!

RedKites Wed 24-Jul-13 21:10:15

This is a BFN leaflet on cold remedies with lots of information .

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