Yes, you can take DayQuil while breastfeeding, but it's important to use caution and consult with a healthcare professional.
DayQuil contains various ingredients, including acetaminophen, dextromethorphan and pseudoephedrine. Acetaminophen is generally considered safe to use while breastfeeding in recommended doses. However, dextromethorphan and pseudoephedrine3 can potentially pass into breast milk. While there isn't extensive research on their effects on breastfeeding babies, it's a good idea to consult with your healthcare provider to weigh the potential risks and benefits.
One important thing to note is that pseudoephedrine, a decongestant found in DayQuil, has the potential to decrease milk supply3 in some people. If maintaining a robust milk supply is a priority for you, your healthcare provider may suggest you use different medications or recommend using pseudoephedrine cautiously or for a short time.
Every breastfeeding journey is unique, so it's crucial to have a personalized conversation with your healthcare professional to make an informed decision that aligns with your specific needs.