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#1 of 4 Old 04-12-2003, 06:23 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have a terrible cold and I never take things like cold medicine, but I've been so stuffed up and sick the past few nights that I'm not getting enough restful sleep at night. The last time this happened, it turned into pnuemonia!

I only nurse my toddler before bed and then in the morning after about 12 hours. Is it okay to take something like Tylenol PM tonight and still nurse my babe in the morning? Could it have any adverse affects to me? I never take stuff like that, but I am simply desperate. I have been using a eucalyptus chest rub and taking chamomile tea and echinacea, but it isn't doing enough.

Please advise me!!
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Moving this to Breastfeeding Support forum!~
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See this link:

http://www.kellymom.com/meds/aap-app...tml#antibiotic

I see the analgesic Tylenol 3 listed as safe. That has codeine in it, a opium derivative! If you can take that, well, what could be worse about OTCTylenol PM? If you wanted to be very cautious, you could just not nurse for the AM feed. Pump off that milk, and offer to nurse an hour or two later, after lots of fluids? It will upset your toddler, but maybe Daddy or another helper could help with a big breakfast and other distractions?
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tylenol PM is just tylenol plus the ingrediant in Benadryl...and Unisom is the same stuff that's in Benadryl too. It is an antihisthamine and I've read that the only adverse effect could possibly be lowering your supply, so just be sure to drink lots extra to prevent that from happening. I take it from time to time and have never had a drop in supply from it or any other adverse effects.

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