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Can I take cough medicine while breastfeeding????

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eilidhfi Mon 13-Oct-08 21:25:12

It says to ask my pharmicist or doctor but neither of them are around right now and I can't talk for coughing anyway so I'm asking you.

It's Benylin non-drowsy for chesty coughs if that makes any difference...

T (cough) I (cough) A (coughcough)

Imawurzel Mon 13-Oct-08 21:27:42

ooh, i don't know but i had buttercup syrup, that's really mild. helped me. want me to bring you some??

eilidhfi Mon 13-Oct-08 21:30:20


I'm thinking that it doesn't say 'No you must not take this as it will cause your child to grow a third ear and turn green.' So it can't really be that bad?!

I'm waiting 2 more minutes then I'm taking some anyway, unless you can get here before that Wurzel.

Imawurzel Mon 13-Oct-08 21:33:47

Darn it!! my super duper get there in a flash machine has gone missing.
Now where did i leave it?? hmm
How bout phoning that nhs number??
Bit extreme maybe??

eilidhfi Mon 13-Oct-08 21:38:35

That was very careless of you. Look down the back of the couch, mine is always falling down there grin

I could phone that nhs thing or I could just down the whole bottle and be off to bed...

I'll update on how DD's third ear and green tinge are coming along tomorrow. Night night

ilovetochat Mon 13-Oct-08 21:40:07

i asked pharmacist when i had a sore throat and the only thing you are supposed to take is honey and lemon linctus.

eilidhfi Mon 13-Oct-08 21:42:52

[spits out cough medicine emoticon]

Aww crap.

potoroo Mon 13-Oct-08 21:55:32

I took children's cough syrup once while I was BFing - I was desperate. I reasoned that if it was OK for 1 year olds, it was OK for BFing.

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