Consumption Of Cold And Cough Medicine While Breastfeeding Is Dangerous For Babies?

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I’m sorry, I want to ask a questionrnI’m a nursing mother now I have the flu, coughing up phlegm, a stuffy nose, then I’ve been drinking Bodrex flu cough twice,rnWhat is it like, is it dangerous for my baby,,

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Hi Yulia Aidei, thanks for the question for HealthReplies.com

Bodrex flu and cough contains ingredients such as Paracetamol, Phenylephrine HCl, and dextromethorphan. The content of Paracetamol and dextromethorphan tend to be safe for use by nursing mothers, but the content of phenylephrine can cause a decrease in breast milk production in breastfeeding mothers, while for the baby itself there are actually no certain side effects. You need to know that the content of dextromethorphan in the medicine you take is intended to reduce the occurrence of coughs, so it is not suitable when used to treat coughs with phlegm. You can try to look for drugs that contain mucolytics and expectorants to treat your cough with phlegm.


To overcome the flu and cough, you can try using the following natural ways:

Try to get more sleep and rest.
Drink more fluids. You can drink water, broth, fruit juice, coconut water, and so on to help thin phlegm and keep the body hydrated.
Take a warm bath or soak in warm water and breathe in the steam from the bath. Inhalation of this steam can help relieve breathing and loosen your phlegm.
Use air purifiers and humidifiers at home
Eat enough nutritious food
If you have a sore throat, you can try gargling with warm salt water and drinking warm tea mixed with lemon and honey.
If there is a blockage in the nose, you can perform nasal irrigation using a saline nasal spray.


That's all the information from me, hopefully it's enough to answer

dr. Irna Cecilia


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