Yes, you can keep breastfeeding your baby, even if you take antiviral medicines for flu-like symptoms. A mother’s breast milk is custom-made for her baby, providing antibodies that babies need to fight infection.
Can I take flu medication while breastfeeding?
Yes. While data on the effect of currently recommended influenza antiviral medications during breastfeeding are limited, CDC recommends that postpartum (e.g., within 2 weeks after birth) women with suspected or confirmed flu be treated with antiviral medications since they are at high risk of flu complications.
What can I take for flu like symptoms while breastfeeding?
The preferred antiviral medication for breastfeeding mothers is oseltamivir, which can treat influenza A and B. The CDC states that adverse effects are unlikely with this medication as very little of it passes through breast milk.
Can I drink Medlemon while breastfeeding?
No, I would not suggest that you take medlemon while breastfeeding, as the components of medlemon will be excreted in the breast milk and it is not safe for baby to ingest this. Panado is safe to take (if you are not allergic to it), this will help for the headache and body ache.
What cold and flu medicine can I take while breastfeeding?
Tylenol, or acetaminophen and Advil,or ibuprofen are approved for use while breastfeeding. Benadryl and other allergy medications may reduce your milk supply and also may make the baby drowsy.
Will my baby get the flu if I have it?
Your baby can get infected with the flu if she breathes the virus in or if she touches something (like a toy) that has the flu virus on it and then touches her nose, eyes or mouth. People with the flu may be able to infect others from 1 day before they get sick up to 5 to 7 days after.
Can I breastfeed with Covid?
If you have COVID-19 and choose to breastfeed:
Wash your hands before breastfeeding. Wear a mask while breastfeeding and whenever you are within 6 feet of your baby.
Can I drink my own breast milk when sick?
Immune System Booster: If you get sick and drink breast milk, it is believed to boost the immune system and shorten the length and severity of a cold.
Can I take vitamin C while breastfeeding?
The recommended vitamin C intake in lactating women is 120 mg daily, and for infants aged 6 months or less is 40 mg daily.  High daily doses up to 1000 mg increase milk levels, but not enough to cause a health concern for the breastfed infant and is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding.
Can being sick affect your milk supply?
Getting sick. Just catching a virus or bug such as the flu, a cold, or a stomach virus won’t decrease your milk supply. However, related symptoms such as fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, or decreased appetite definitely can.
Can a mother can feed her baby in fever?
If you have a cold or flu, fever, diarrhoea and vomiting, or mastitis, keep breastfeeding as normal. Your baby won’t catch the illness through your breast milk – in fact, it will contain antibodies to reduce her risk of getting the same bug.
What can I take for flu during pregnancy?
Safe OTC Cold and Flu Treatment to Use During Pregnancy
- Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
- Saline nasal drops or spray.
- Tylenol Sinus.
- Tylenol Cold and Flu.
- Warm salt/water gargle.