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Having a cold or the flu while breastfeeding can be a complete drag, to say the least! Not only are you responsible for taking care of a little one (which means that there is only a very slim chance that you can just crawl into bed and rest all day), but your milk supply might temporarily decrease a tad with your lowered immune system or if dehydration sets in. Plus, many of the over-the-counter medications that relieve some of these uncomfortable cold/flu symptoms might reduce your milk supply even further.
What are some cold/flu symptom remedies that are safe to take while breastfeeding?
First, let’s consider ways to boost your immune system to prevent and fight colds/flu