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Newborn baby. Breast fed. Mother has cold. Can take medication? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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Doctor:Good evening
User:good evening
User:i have a newborn baby (26 days old)
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
Doctor:Great to know
User:who i am breastfeeding exclusively
Doctor:That is great
User:thing is i have a bad cold today (runny nose and sneezes)
User:wanted to know if there's some medicine that i can have as i am concerned about passing the germs to him
Doctor:sorry to hear that
Doctor:No, it is advisable not to take any medicine
User:it's an allergic kind of cold that i get often (and the weather doesnt really suit me)
Doctor:You can do steam inhalation
Doctor:for that
Doctor:There is no need for medications
User:ok... can i express breast milk and get my husband to give him?
Doctor:And please continue to feed the baby
Doctor:Please feed the baby directly
Doctor:Expressed milk is not advisable more query.. i wont pass any germs via the breast milk..(stupid question, but i am a paranoid first time mom, so please bear with me)
User:do not want to affect him in any way :(
Doctor:I understand
User:i shall do the steam inhalation and breastfeed directly (as you advised)
Doctor:Do not worry
Doctor:It wont affect the baby
User:thank you... that was all doctor. i shall do the steam inhalation right away
Doctor:Baby will have protective antibodies against infections like cold
User:i see
Doctor:So you should relax and continue to feed the baby
User:will do...
User:thanks a ton doc!
Doctor:You can also add Karvol plus to the hot water and take steam inhalation
Doctor:It will give better relief
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:Get well soon
Doctor:Anything else?
User:thank you!
User:that was all
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Bye for now
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