What Cough Medicines Are Suitable For Mothers Breastfeeding Dock?
Good night doc. Doc, can you breastfeed or take comic cough medicine?
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Basically there are several types of cough medicine Komix, and the contents in it can also vary. Most of the ingredients in these drugs are safe for women who are breastfeeding, but you should pay attention not to consume these types of drugs that contain Ephedrine (because the safety for women who are breastfeeding is not known with certainty). You also have to be careful about the Chlorpheniramine content in the drug, because although it is safe to use in small doses, use in large doses can cause side effects in babies and also decrease milk production.
If the cough is not too annoying, you should only use natural remedies for your cough, for example consuming honey and ginger mixed with warm water, moisturizing the air with a humidifier in your room or workspace (especially when using air conditioning), bathing with warm water and breathe water vapor from your bath water. Also make sure you rest and sleep enough, drink more fluids, if you experience throat pain, gargling with salt water can also help reduce these symptoms.
Given the corona virus pandemic now, you should isolate yourself at home (don't leave the house at all if it's not necessary), wash your hands often, cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneeze with the inside of your elbows, and you should also Use a mask at all times (including at home) to reduce the risk of transmitting cough to people around you, including your baby.
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