i am getting a sore throat, which tells me that I'm getting a cold. I definately don't want to get a cold, because when I get them they last several weeks and are very nasty. Before i was pregnant i used to take zinc and vitamin c supplements when I would get sick, but when I was pregnant I read up some and decided it was probably not a good idea to overload on those things in pregnancy. I'm wondering now if I can go back to this regimen now that my baby is born, but I am breastfeeding him. Does anyone know if it is safe to take extra zinc and vitamin c while breastfeeding? OR does anyone know at what amount these things can be bad?