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    Default Bromhexine Hydrochloride

    Hi there,
    I currently have the flu and my partner went to the pharmacy today to get me some.cough medicine. The lady advised it was safw for breastfeesing mothers. I had 10ml at 3pm. It wasnt until now 730 that we pulled the inside leaflet out ans it advizes against its use.
    Has anyone used this product before while breastfeeding? Were there any side affects to the infant? Our little one is a wee 3months old.
    That will teach us for listening to a pharmacist.


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    Update: it dries ur milk up something fierce. Been having nursing tea and baked a batch of cookies to gety flow going again.

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    yerp like phernergan wil dry your milk up was about to repply and read your post. Maybe book into a dr to get some domperadone or maxalon it increases milk supply, you poor thing that sucks what a dip sh*t pharmacist

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    Ooh the maxalon that u take to stop u throwing up? I have some of that in the cupboard from when i was sick. Thanks for the advice!

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    There ARE medications that you can safely take while breastfeeding to help your symptoms, maybe try another pharmacist or your doctor. Not ALL pharmacists are as neglectful as yours. They should always check if they are unsure, and as medication specialists you should feel confident that they know, it's a shame you struck a poor one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 86cin View Post
    Ooh the maxalon that u take to stop u throwing up? I have some of that in the cupboard from when i was sick. Thanks for the advice!

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    check the doses with the dr first it may be differnt when BF

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    Another negligent pharmacist gave this to me knowing that I'm breastfeeding and I'm so upset that I didn't double check it because I ended up with blistered nipples! Took me awhile to figure out the cause so it kept happening as I took it for a few days. I'm also concerned for my 3 month old and milk supply.

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    Many cold and flu medications work by drying up mucous. I remember my lactation consultant mentioning something about milk production being related to the mucous production hence the reason why cold medications can dry up milk.

    Id be sceptical of all cold and flu medications that help by reducing stuffiness etc.

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    While i was BF, i got a nasal spray frim the chemist - worked well to reduce congestion, and didn't seem to affect milk production much.

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    I'm intrigued. All my pharmacy references say that bromhexine & guaiphenisen are recommended for use in breastfeeding. The women's hospital in my state recommends them! Where did you find the information stating they reduce supply? Senega & ammonia could be a good alternative for a chesty cough if you feel the other mixture has reduced your supply.
    Cold & flu tablets should be avoided a) as they contain codeine, which can pass through BM and b) as the decongestant can reduce supply.
    Decongestant Nasal sprays are considered safe & I have used them myself while BF.


 

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