Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/06/12


Head cold while breastfeeding

Dear Doc

I have a terrible headcold, and am breatfeeding my 5 month old baby. My nose does not stop running, and my throat is on fire!

Please advise what I can take - is Sinutab safe?

Thank you!

Expert's Reply



Sinutab is not safe to take while breastfeeding. You will need to use Salex to clear your nose and Panado for pain and fever.

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/06/12

Try expigen syrup for throat, you can take it when pregnant so I am sure when breast feeding.

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Posted by: Purple | 2009/06/12

Sinutab has antihisthamine in it and will therefore dry up your milk.

You can take panado for the aches and pains. For your nose, steam your head over a basin of boiled water and also use a saline spray such as ocean chamiflor which is very soothing. These will actually make your nose run more at first, but what happens is shortly thereafter it will stop running completely for hours on end. By getting it all to run out of your nose, you' re less likely to get a secondary infection too.

Baby will be getting your antibodies from your milk so is very unlikely to get the cold. If s/he does get it, she will recover very quickly because of the breastfeeding, if she does get it, you can use a humidifier in her room and she can also use the ocean chamiflor - it is not medicated at all.

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