Breastfeeding and colds — The Bump
August 2015 Moms

Breastfeeding and colds

What remedies have you ladies used to help relieve symptoms of cold. I have nasal congestion and cough.
I know most cold meds can decrease or dry up milk supply.
Right now I am doing humidifier and saline nasal drops. Pretty miserable....

Re: Breastfeeding and colds

  • Neti pot! It's a pain but works well. Also can you do Vicks vapor rub? I hope you feel better soon!
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  • You're going to laugh, but I got a cold when I was pregnant and I didn't want to take anything so I ate jalepeno poppers to relieve my congestion.
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  • Mucinex works and didn't dry me up just make sure it's not with d
  • peppermint oil. I rub some on my chest, a few drops under the nose, behind the ears. Also, if you have head congestion or a headache it feels great when you rub It on your forehead and temples. I love essential oils. Just don't forget to wash your hands after, I accidentally rubbed my eyes..ouch!

  • Gargling with warm salt water. I'm going through this right now and it works like a miracle to dry up the post nasal dripping and soothes the irritation. at least it will help with half of it so the cough will have a chance to clear up.
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