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  1. #1
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    Default cough drops?

    I am not sure if this is the problem, but I have a sore throat and am using cough drops. My son is ocassionally getting angry at feedings and refuses to eat. Could this be causing it?
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    Bryce Levi 2/18/08

    We LOVE and loving and and we are getting used to cloth diapering!

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    Default Re: cough drops?

    Do they contain menthol (for example, Halls has menthol). Excessive use of menthol cough drops is contraindicated during breastfeeding, as menthol can decrease milk production.

    Avoid eating excessive amounts of cough drops containing menthol. Large amounts of menthol can reduce milk supply.
    http://www.kellymom.com/health/meds/...html#coughmeds
    Are you taking any other meds? Are you having trouble eating or drinking enough?

  3. #3
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    Default Re: cough drops?

    No we just have a lot of pollen here so it has just made me have a scratchy throat. I was actually taking Halls, but I have stopped now.
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    Bryce Levi 2/18/08

    We LOVE and loving and and we are getting used to cloth diapering!

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