Breastfeeding and Medication
Updated: May 14
Breastfeeding and Medication - It's that season. The coughing, sniffles, sore throat and not feeling so well season and now your breastfeeding. I've pulled together the go-to list of resources to help you feel better soon and keep breastfeeding!
Remember! Keep nursing through 'tis the season' ailments ie virus, cold, flu, sore throat etc. Breastmilk has living cells, antibodies and is protective! Your precious breastmilk is protecting your baby and if your baby does get it, it will likely be less severe. Your body also needs to keep making milk and more breastfeeding keeps the body producing. Do your best to eat well, stay hydrated and rest.
Always discuss any medications (or herbals) with your Doctor and IBCLC before taking anything.
Everyone loves KellyMom and I recommend this site first for your typical 'tis the season' ailments https://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/meds/cold-remedy/
Call Infant Risk #1 (806) 352-2519 or https://www.infantrisk.com/content/cold-and-flu-medications-while-breastfeeding or download their app MommyMeds
Over the Counter Medications https://lacted.org/iable-breastfeeding-education-handouts/counter-medications-breastfeeding/
Mother to Baby, excellent resources and informative blog! https://mothertobaby.org/
No, you don't need to Pump and Dump
Wondering what the best foods to eat when your sick?https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/15-best-foods-when-sick#section16
Do you need breastfeeding support? I offer Virtual, Office and In-Home Lactation Consultations - https://www.melaniemyersibclc.com/services
Need an IBCLC near you? https://www.ilca.org/why-ibclc/falc