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Ep. 43 – Cold and Flu Medications while Breastfeeding

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Table of Contents
0:30 Welcome to the podcast
0:53 Thank you to our sponsor Liquid IV
1:38 Listener question of the week
4:24 Getting into cold and flu meds
4:35 Pay attention to active ingredients
5:15 Nasal sprays, decongestants
6:30 oxymetazoline and fluticasone
8:15 acetaminophen, aka Tylenol
10:00 dextromethorphan, cough suppressant
12:25 ibuprofen, aka Advil
15:40 phenylephrine, Sudafed
16:30 guaifenesin, it’s an expectorant
18:00 On to meds that are probably best avoided
18:22 But first, review what’s probably OK while breastfeeding
18:40 Now, meds to probably avoid
18:53 Antihistamines
19:25 Doxylamine succinate, aka Unisom (it knocks you out)
20:25 Diphenhydramine, aka Benadryl (and others)
21:05 Pseudoephedrine, aka Sudafed (and others)
21:48 Codeine, aka Tylenol 3 (and others)
23:00 Herbs! And other non-med
23:15 Heather loves a neti pot!
25:25 Herbs and a few supplements, starting with Zinc
26:50 Vitamin C
28:00 Honey
29:30 For more on natural sleep helpers, see ep. 28
29:53 Vitamin D (for more on Vit. D, see ep. 31)
30:45 Echinacea
33:30 Garlic
37:05 Elderberries
40:15 Thyme (and herbs are awesome!)
48:30 Thank you to our sponsor Breastfeeding for Busy Moms
49:15 The Milk Minute Awards in the Alcove!
50:15 You’re all winners! Thank you for listening!

Maureen’s elderberry syrup recipe
Mountain Rose Herbs
Starwest Botanicals
Pacific Botanicals
Infant Risk Center
LactMed (Drugs and Lactation Database)
Article on elderberries from the National Institute of Health
Article about garlin from the National Institute of Health
Article on echinacea from National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
Credits and contact
Thanks to Cherie Louise Turner for editing and production and to Lindsay Brett Carothers for her musical stylings of our intro and outro.
Additional music credits, thank you Wataboi and Mazzaccaro from Pixabay.

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