I have been sick and congested since Monday. I wondered if I should go see a doctor, since I wasn’t seeming to get any better at all. The deciding factor came when, on Friday, I was able to produce an output of several pieces of kleenex in just a minute that would make an audible Plunk noise when throwing them away instead of floating nicely down into the trash as kleenex normally will do. The pressure in my face also contributed to my decision.

It turns out I have a sinus infection, so the doctor put me on amoxicillin and gave me some delicious cough syrup for my hacking-up-a-lung cough as well. Since I am still breastfeeding Adrianna, I asked the doctor what the implications for her would be. He advised that I feed her right before taking a dose of medicine so that there will have been at least four hours to where it will not be as strong in my system. He then said, “But the worst that would happen to her is that the medicine could make her sleepy and drowsy.” Oh doctor, don’t tempt me! 😉

I don’t like for Adrianna to be exposed to anything that could potentially be harmful to her so I am nursing her only in the mornings when I haven’t had any meds for 8 or so hours.

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2 Responses

  1. Julie says:

    I had a nasty sinus infection last week, too, and the lactation consultant told me that anything that dries up your nose will also cause some drying of your milk, just FYI if you take anything OTC to clear up your head. it won’t be a permanent thing, but they said to nurse as often as possible to counteract the meds. i hope you feel better soon!

  2. Amber says:

    Oh wow, I didn’t even think of that, but it makes sense. I will definitely keep that in mind, because I am taking something to clear things up. Thanks for the tip! 🙂

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