Originally Posted by alegna
I *think* it's the same thing as benadryl- in which case one of the main worries would be supply...
They aren't exactly the same, but I believe they are related. If I recall correctly they are both antihistamines, but Benadryl is stronger.
I have taken antihistamines while nursing and was told that I just needed to time the medication properly with the nursing. I didn't have any noticeable drop in supply, but I'd expect any drop to be temporary, basically when the drug was active in your system.
I don't think I'd worry much with a 2.5 year old, though with a 2.5 month old who'd be nursing frequently, I'm not sure I'd do it.