OBGYN, Pregnancy and Childbirth Care
Safe Medications While Breastfeeding
Few things rival the bonding that happens during breastfeeding — or the benefits your baby receives. But knowing which medications are safe to take while nursing can be a daunting experience. The following over-the-counter medications are considered safe, but since nothing is 100 percent guaranteed, be sure to check with your doctor before taking them. Always follow the instructions on the label carefully, continue to feed your baby and get plenty of fluids.
And remember, when it comes to breastfeeding, you’re not alone. Our lactation consultants are specialized, compassionate and ready to help you. Call the New Beginnings Boutique and Gift Shop for a referral at 858-939-4127.
Allergies — Benadryl Allergy, Benadryl Allergy Liquid, Claritin 24-Hour Nondrowsy
Cold symptoms — Robitussin Chest Congestion, Triaminic Cough and Sore Throat, Tylenol Cough and Sore Throat Liquid With Cool Burst, Tylenol Sore Throat Daytime Liquid With Cool Burst
Constipation — Citrucel, Colace, Correctol Stool Softener, Metamucil Fiber Laxative, Phillips Milk of Magnesia
Cough — Benylin Cough Suppressant, Robitussin, Robitussin DM
Diarrhea — clear liquids, Kaopectate
Headache, body aches — acetaminophen (generic), Tylenol, ibuprofen
Hemorrhoids — Anusol HC ointment, Preparation H ointment or suppositories, Tucks Pads
Indigestion or heartburn — Maalox Maximum Strength Chewable Tablets, Mylanta, Tums, Pepcid AC
Nausea — Dramamine, ginger, vitamin B6 (25 milligrams)
Sore throat — chloraseptic throat spray or lozenges, cough drops, saline gargle
Vaginal yeast — Gyne-Lotrimin, Monistat
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