1 Year +!! And medication Question.

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Registered: 06-28-2006
1 Year +!! And medication Question.
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Tue, 02-09-2010 - 7:11pm

So we have made it a year and (almost) and week with out using a single drop of formula!!!! And dealt with milk allergy for about 6 month (I went 6 months with out ingesting any dairy, not an easy thing for me) Woo Hoo!!! My DS I started supplementing with formula for no real reason.

But my question is about cold medicine. I am just starting to get a col so I am doing the added Vitamin C and Vicks. But It isn't working. I was wondering if Thera Flu (it is a medicated drink) is ok to use. That always has helped knock out my colds in the past. Also curious about Tylenol Cold or Nyquil/Dayquil. What about Zicam (a homeopathic remedy).

Thanks!

PALP


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PALP
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Registered: 12-17-2007
Tue, 02-09-2010 - 7:34pm

WOOT on the one year mark. Here is some helpful info on BF a toddler: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/bfextended/toddlernursing.html

Zicam (like almost all homeopathic remedies) is generally considered safe.

On the Thera-flu/tylenol Cold/dayquil/nyquil etc-----THere are a number of different "formulas" for these, so you need to look at the ingredients. IT is best to avoid the decongestant pseudoephedrine becausue it may reduce milk supply. However phenylephrine is generally okay. Antihistamines are generally okay, but the "less drowsy" ones (claritin, zyrtec, Allegra) are generally preferred.

Here are some tips for colds/allergies - natural treatments at the top and medicinal further down: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/baby/fussy-while-nursing.html

Take a spin through the link and if you need me to look up a specific ingredient in a preparation in Hale's I am happy to do so, just let me know. Hope you are feeling better soon.



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Registered: 09-10-2009
Tue, 02-09-2010 - 8:16pm

I think this is the link Carol meant to send you: http://www.kellymom.com/health/meds/cold-remedy.html


Feel better, Lisa!


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Tue, 02-09-2010 - 9:44pm
Thanks Dana - that is what I get for multi-tasking. lol!



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Registered: 06-28-2006
Tue, 02-09-2010 - 10:05pm
Thanks ladies! I have another question for you. My DH is against me nursing much longer. I know he wouldn't say much but he is very weirded out by extended nursing. I am still ok with it. But it's just not something I want to broadcast to the rest of the world. She will take a bottle of Soy milk no problem (from me or anyone). But I like that quiet time I still get with her. Since her brother is so active he keeps her pretty busy. But when she gets tired she wants to nurse. But she has already (maybe it was me leading it) cut out the nursing before bed. I nurse her around 4:30 and that is it until about 5 or 6am when she wakes then goes back to bed for a hour or so. Then nurses again around 9 before nap then that is it until around 4:30. I have been offering her a bottle around 12 or 1pm and I still hold her and talk to her while she drinks. This has been the schedule for the last 4 days. I don't mind it at all. Is it really bad if DH thinks I have finished nursing? I know he gets uncomfortable because she puts her hand down my shirt when she gets tired. And I usually remove her hand and give it a kiss and give her something to hold. Any thoughts would be great!
PALP
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Registered: 11-29-2005
Tue, 02-09-2010 - 10:31pm

I've heard of kids who *never* nursed who put their hands down their mom's shirt, so I don't think the nursing has anything to do w/ that!


If you think the "don't ask don't tell" approach will work w/ your DH, that's definitely a strategy.

 


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