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    Default zyrtec affect supply?

    has anyone out there found zyrtec to affect (lower) their milk supply? i took some today and milk output is lower (i EP). i am not sure if this is related or not? anyone else experience this or a change in supply due to zyrtec?

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    I'm going to bet it's not due to the zyrtec..for 2 reasons you just took it (and it's not been related to lower output IIRC) and based on your recent issues and what was surely stressful situation/s. Stress can indeed lower supply a bit...

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    Default Re: zyrtec affect supply?

    i was thinking i read allergy meds can lower supply? i realize there are other issues too, but supply was fine until several hours after zyrtec?

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    Default Re: zyrtec affect supply?

    : dry up sinuses = sometimes dry up milk, refrence dr hale to see what he says...

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    Default Re: zyrtec affect supply?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*thecowgirl View Post
    i was thinking i read allergy meds can lower supply? i realize there are other issues too, but supply was fine until several hours after zyrtec?
    Some can (usually you find it with sedating antihistamines). BUT doesn't mean all do or that they will every time (especailly with out regular use)


    ETA Looking on Dr Hales forums I found this in a particular post questionging the use of Zyrtec:

    Lori:

    There is absolutely no evidence that antihistamines 'dry up' milk. This is old data and no evidence supports it at all at least that I have seen.

    Zyrtec and Clarityn are my favorites as they are mostly non-sedating.
    Clarityn has been studied in breastfeeding mothers and is not a problem.

    Tom Hale, PH.D.
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    Yes it can... it dryes up stuff and it doesn't know the difference between milk and other things. Have taken it and had to stop because of that. Any anihistamine(sorry about the bad spelling) can do that!
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