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    Default cold remedy?

    I came down with a cold since 2 days and wanted to ask what other mamas with EBF babies do as remedies.. Is Alka seltzer safe to take? Stuffy nose is not helping with the already interrupted sleep but I'm still on maternity leave, fortunately :-)

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    I am sorry you feel so sick. IIRC, Alka Seltzer has aspirin in it. http://www.alka-seltzer.com/asp/faqs.html#q6
    Aspirin is not recommended for nursing mamas. http://www.kellymom.com/health/meds/migraine-meds.html
    "3. Aspirin use is discouraged in children and nursing mothers due to the risk of Reye's syndrome and internal bleeding. The AAP lists it as a "drug associated with significant side effects and should be given with caution."

    But there's other stuff you can take: http://www.infantrisk.com/content/co...-breastfeeding

    I would suggest rest and tea with honey and lemon. I know it's super hard to sleep when you feel so crappy. Feel better soon.

    Christine
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    i like a saline nasal spray for a stuffy nose, also a humidifier helps
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    I get so miserable that I take Sudafed (can decrease your supply), Tylenol and Robitussin.
    Susan
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    elderberry tea!!!

    That, zinc, echinacea, neti pot, and a vaporizer got me through my last virus. Oh, and kefir/probiotics.
    3/2011 {EBF to 6mos, now BF and BLS, CD, EC'ing since 5mos - in underwear at 11mos, and babywearing}
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    thanks!!!

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