Seasonal allergies can leave a mom feeling miserable, but what can she do to relieve her symptoms?
DECONGESTANTS PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (Sudafed):
considered safe but may reduce milk supply in moms with a low supply or late stage of lactation. Research shows that it may lower supply by 24%, but stopping the medication will resolve the issue.
ANTIHISTAMINES SEDATATING ANTIHISTAMINES (Benedryl): compatible with lactation. Monitor the baby for drowsiness.
NON-SEDATING ANTIHISTAMINES (Claritin, Allegra, Zyrtec): Safe for breastfeeding but check to see if pseudoephedrine has been added. IF A MEDICATION HAS CAUSED A DROP IN YOUR SUPPLY, THEN STOP IT IMMEDIATELY AND YOUR SUPPLY SHOULD INCREASE. IF IT DOES NOT CONTACT AN IBCLC.
NATURAL REMEDIES Rest Water/Saltwater gargle
Extra Vitamin C
Osteopathic Manipulation to help with drainage
Saline Nasal Spray,
Sore throat sprays *be aware that menthol can reduce milk supply*
Robitussin, Delsym and Benylin
*check active ingredients* Advil & Tylenol *safe*
Aleve *use with caution- long-term/frequent use can affect baby
Nasal Sprays *safe*
(This is not medical advice. Please speak with your physician for any contraindications.)
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