The Breastfeeding Mom During Cold Season
Do I still breastfeed when sick?
Yes! Extra antibodies appear when we get sick, our baby gets sick or even someone around us gets sick.
It's our body's way of protecting our babies. Keep breastfeeding. Click here to learn more.
Should I breastfeed more often when sick?
Yes! Keep those antibodies flowing and your baby well hydrated. Let your baby suckle when they want to.
They will want comfort, hydration, and protection against the illness.
Remember the importance of those night time feedings.
Your baby will most likely take more naps/rests while sick.
The best you can do for your sick child is to breastfeed and rest.
What medications are safe when breastfeeding?
Your breastfeeding baby gets little doses of what you take. It is safe to take extra vitamin supplements while breastfeeding.
The most important supplements for the breastfeeding mother are: calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D.
It is safe to take: Advil/Ibuprofen, Aleve, Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec, Alegra, Motrin, Plain Mucinex,
Tylenol, Robitussin, Flonase, Afrin, Nasacort.
*It is important to watch milk supply. Stay hydrated and take supplements.
Do NOT take: Aspirin or anything with Aspirin in it (Alka-Seltzer products), Decongestants (Sudafed, Pseudoephedrine, Phenylephrine), Hormonal Birth Control, Peppermint or anything with mint in it.
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