Need more than Sudafed!

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Registered: 02-04-2007
Need more than Sudafed!
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Tue, 09-22-2009 - 2:20pm

I have the worst head cold ever and My DD and DS have it too. Sudafed is not cutting it for me and I feel like it's drying me up a bit. Plus, DD is not nursing as great because she is stuffy as well and I'm sure thats not helping with my supply. We are on day 3 of this. I'm putting her to the breast more frequently during the day to try to keep the stimulation up. Any thoughts on what else is ok to take. I still BF DD 95% of the time. DH give her a bottle of formula at night before bed. Is it possible for me to take something that is not on the "ok" list when she gets her bottle and then wait to nurse her again until the morning? DH can always give her a bottle if she wakes up at night.

TIA for your help.
Tina

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Registered: 09-10-2009
Tue, 09-22-2009 - 9:14pm

Is there any medication in particular you had in mind? Would one of the nasal sprays help you?


Have you read this yet?


http://www.kellymom.com/health/meds/cold-remedy.html


Dana


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Registered: 01-12-2006
Tue, 09-22-2009 - 11:00pm

Make sure you are using saline ... it helps A LOT.

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Registered: 02-04-2007
Wed, 09-23-2009 - 10:23am

Thanks for the link. VERY helpful! I think I'm going to try the nasal spray today.

Tina

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Registered: 02-04-2007
Wed, 09-23-2009 - 10:25am

Thanks. I saw Afrin at the store the other day, so I think I'm going to go back and get it. I'm so used to just popping a pill that I forget that other options exist!

Thanks again.
Tina

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