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Old 08-23-2006, 12:44 PM - Thread Starter
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I have a nasty little cold...which has now developed into a nasty littls cough.

So far I haven't taken anything, but I would really like to get this junk out of my chest....

Can I take an expectorant cough syrup while BF? Not one with any of the decongetstants or anything, just the straight expectorant.

Anyone know?

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i was told when pg i could take robetussin dm. should be the same while breastfeeding. hopefully someone has a more concreate answer! sorry.

i hope you feel better soon!
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there is something in robitussin that isint good for babies. the doc told me to get expectorant but NOT robitussin while bf'ing....which is rather difficult b/c not many brands make JUST expectorant..but robitussion does!:
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Best thing to get rid of a cough and congestion in the lungs is garlic. Get some Kyolic garlic pills and take 4 about 3 times/day. Totally safe for babe and your cough will disappear very fast.
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The garlic sounds interesting, but currently I can't swallow pills. Weird pregnancy thing, but they make me gag and throw up. So swallowing 4 pills a day isn't gonna happen.

No robitussin huh? Okey dokey....

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I don't know how true this is but the Nurse on the phone when we last called for care for DS said that a tablespoon of regular old Corn Syrup would loosen everything up. I'm not sure how/why since it was DH who was on the phone with her though.

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