Hi, I am Dr Sonia S V. I am an ENT Surgeon & Head & Neck Specialist. Small babies have very narrow airways and often require bronchodilators even more frequently than adults. Generic cough
syrups such as over the counter medications are generally not recommended for children and especially young ones to prevent misuse.Since it is your childs doctor who has prescribed the medication you can safely take it as she or he must have ausculatated the chest of the baby and then only taken a decision that your baby requires the medication.As a mother you are correct to be apprehensive but you can trust your pediatrician
and safely give the prescribed medicine to your child .Be sure to take her back to your doctor at the recommended time and do not under or over dose[ this is especially important in all childrens medications.
Tips on Giving medicines to kids:http://drsoniasv.webs.com/apps/blog/show/5860997-how-to-give-medicines-to-kids
All the best
Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal
Consultant ENT Head & Neck Surgery