There is a long list of things you can and cannot take while breastfeeding. Medications are always something women wonder about while breastfeeding. Is it safe? Can you take it? Be sure to keep reading to find out the answer to is Mucinex safe to take while breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding moms aren’t immune to getting sick. But luckily, there are lots of medications that are just fine to take while breastfeeding to help you get back to feeling in tip top shape- which we know is important for any mom- let alone a mom who is breastfeeding.
So let’s get right to it. Yes, it is generally considered safe to take Mucinex while breastfeeding. However, always consult your physician if you have any questions or concerns.
What is Mucinex?
Mucinex is an over the counter medication typically used to clear up mucus and help beat symptoms such as: body aches headache, cough, chest congestion, nasal congestion, sinus pressure, and sore throat.
If you take this medication be sure to take the recommended dose.
Possible Side Effects
With all medications it is possible that it may pass through to the baby, however Mucinex is considered to not yield enough to do any harm.
Some research has shown that pseudoephedrine, which is found in Mucinex D, may decrease milk supply. So that is something to take into consideration.
The best thing to do while you are feeling sick is to continue to stay hydrated and continue to feed your baby or pump your breastmilk to ensure your milk supply stays up.
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Katie Clark is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She has helped thousands of mothers and families around the globe navigate breastfeeding challenges and questions since 2015. She has a passion for creating research-based, helpful breastfeeding education and helping parents find a way to make breastfeeding work for them. Katie is a mom of three little boys and lives in the great state of Colorado. She also has a degree in Communications with an emphasis in print journalism.