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    Default sudafed and breastfeeding

    I am so sick! I have such bad allergies and it has caused so much nasal congestion. I tried benadryl and it just made me pass out! I have tried sprays too and salt water. I just want to know can I take real sudafed not the phenylephrine that they sell over the counter but the psuedophedrine you have to get behind th ecounter at the pharmacy. I know you usually post a site you can check with and i should have bookmarked the page. Any Suggestions?> TIA

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    Default Re: sudafed and breastfeeding

    Pseudoephedrine is the one that's linked with lowering milk production. It affects some moms more than others though. If you have a good milk supply, you could try it out, and if you find that it lowers your supply, you can stop taking it and your supply should bounce back. But using it on a regular basis or if your milk supply is marginal is not recommended.

    I'm sure some of the moms here can suggest other options.
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    Default Re: sudafed and breastfeeding

    thanks so much, i have to much milk anyway, I will take some i just wanted to make sure it was safe for my lo. Thanks so much!!!

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    Default Re: sudafed and breastfeeding

    I've taken it, but I know a couple moms who took the extended release version and were NOT OK in that it hammered their supply for about 24 hours. So I've always avoided that kind of dose.

    I'm with you..if I'm congested, I need the real deal. Wish it wasn't such a hassle to get. Hope you feel better soon.
    Susan
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