Are your allergies bothering you? Here is the information you need about the safety of Claritin and breastfeeding for you and your baby.
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You can definitely mix Claritin with breastfeeding.
I did! I get seasonal allergies so badly that if I was not using Claritin while nursing, I would get so sick that I would run a fever! That is not a good plan for a new mommy!
Many Breastfeeding women use antihistamines, sometimes in combination with decongestants, for cold symptoms or seasonal allergies.
The older families of antihistamines–diphenhydramine (Benadryl), chlorpheniramine(Chlor-Trimeton), and brompheniramine(Dimetapp)–may produce sedation in infants but not always.
That is not the case with Claritin. Claritin is nonsedating, and therefore will not predispose them to breathing difficulties caused by some other choices! When Loratadine (Claritin), they found that the amount of loratadine that passes into breast milk is extremely low and had almost no effect on babies.
Watch carefully, however, if using Claritin-D. This version has pseudoephedrine added (which is AAP approved) but may effect your milk supply!
Most doctors allow women to continue to take Claritin or Claritin-D while pregnant and continue taking it while nursing without any difficulty whatsoever!
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