Cough syrups aren’t recommended while breastfeeding, says Lamond. Here’s why: There are three active ingredients found in cough syrups. Pseudophedrine is one—it’s effective, but will lower your milk supply so it’s not advised.
Besides, does cough medicine dry up breast milk?
Cough & sore throat meds
Avoid eating excessive amounts of cough drops containing menthol. Large amounts of menthol can reduce milk supply. Many forms of Robitussin, Delsym and Benylin are considered compatible with breastfeeding.
Likewise, can I take cold and flu tablets while breastfeeding?
Pseudoephedrine and phenylephedrine are oral decongestants for treating nasal congestion caused by colds, allergies, and sinus infections. Both ingredients are common in over-the-counter medications and considered safe while breast-feeding.
Is Tylenol cough and cold safe for breastfeeding?
Dextromethorphan has been studied in breastfeeding women and is considered safe. (Often found in Alka Seltzer Plus, Tylenol Cough & Cold, Vicks DayQuil and NyQuil and more.) Chlorpheniramine has been approved, but large doses could also lower milk supply.
Coronavirus has not been found in breast milk. It’s safe to breastfeed if you have COVID-19. But new moms with COVID-19 could spread the virus to their infant through tiny droplets that spread when they talk, cough, or sneeze.
Bioflu® is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women. As a general precaution, we strongly recommend that you consult your doctor before taking medicines especially if you are pregnant or breasfeeding. Your doctor will be in the best position to give the appropriate medical advice.
The actual risk for transmission of an infectious agent to an infant via a single ingestion of expressed breast milk (the most common occurrence) from another mother is exceedingly low. In this scenario, the CDC recommends treating this as an accidental exposure to a body fluid, which could be infectious.