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I'm very sick right now and I'm miserable. Normally I might take some tylonel cold, or maybe even nyquil ( I'm feeling THAT bad ), but since I'm breastfeeding I'm afraid to. My husband can barely force me to take an ibuprofen. I don't know how I'm going to be able to get up to breastfeed her throughout the night if I'm feeling this bad. Is there anything I can take or, like I feel like, should I just ride it out and drink lots of herbal tea?<br><br>
Also, I'm now terrified that DD (6wks) will get sick. How do the transfer of antibodies work to defend her when it comes to breastfeeding? Obviously no one here can see the future, but what are the chances of her catching what I have. I know that if she does, I won't be sleeping for days because I'll end up sitting awake watching her breathe! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm very sick right now and I'm miserable. Normally I might take some tylonel cold, or maybe even nyquil ( I'm feeling THAT bad ), but since I'm breastfeeding I'm afraid to. My husband can barely force me to take an ibuprofen.</div>
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You can take ibuprofen, but not decongestants or antihistamines.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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Don't get up. Just take her to bed with you.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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Vitamin C, echinacea tincture, and you can inhale tea tree oil in a cup of hot water. Vicks on your chest/neck if necc but don't let it get near your nipples.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Also, I'm now terrified that DD (6wks) will get sick. How do the transfer of antibodies work to defend her when it comes to breastfeeding? Obviously no one here can see the future, but what are the chances of her catching what I have. I know that if she does, I won't be sleeping for days because I'll end up sitting awake watching her breathe! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"></td>
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Chances are she won't get it b/c immunities towards it are in your blood and rushing to your milk for her. If she does get it, good chance it will be a much milder case.<br><br>
for goodnees sake, try not to be terrified!<br><br>
here read this:<br><br><a href="http://www.kellymom.com/newman/09a-illness_mother_baby.html" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/newman/09a-i...ther_baby.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.kellymom.com/health/illness/mom-illness.html" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/health/illness/mom-illness.html</a>
 

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We actually co-sleep so there is no real standing up and getting her, but waking up in general when I'm sick is tough. As for the not being terrified, I'll try! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> She's my first baby and I love her to death. The reason why I'm so scared is because my pedi told me that young babies breathe through their nose, not their mouth. Well, my "thing" that I have has made a home in my nose blocking it all off. Since babies can't blow their own nose, I'm worried that she'll have trouble breathing. Naturally, I'll bulb her and saline where it's necessary, but I know I'll still worry. However, I really appreciate your comments. They do help to put my mind at ease. I need to head out to the store and get some of those things you mentioned. Thanks again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Both of the ingredients in dayquil liquidcaps are approved for breastfeeding, so you can take it. (it works great for me, and is the only cold med I take) Be warned though, that one of the ingredients (the decongestant) can reduce your milk supply. So use it sparingly and drink, drink, drink!!
 

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Yes you CAN take thoes meds not nyquil, but the tylenal cold pills are fine!!! But as said above it can readuce the suply in some, but not ALL. i can take them when ever i need to and had no supply problems ever! Take it if need be it won't totaly dry you up unless you have suply issues! then bewear, if no supply issues then take some and get some releife quickly! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> good luck mama
 

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I actually think I'm one who has too much milk. My baby makes clicking sounds when my letdown occurs and tends to start coughing as if it's gone down the wrong tube. So it might even be in our interests to reduce my supply a little bit. I also decided that it might not be a good idea to co-sleep in our bed tonight, but rather put her in a bassinet by the bed. I just don't know how "with it" I am. Thanks everyone!
 
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