Can You Take Mucinex While Breastfeeding?

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By Krystal Duhaney | Updated on Dec 3, 2023
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Some forms of Mucinex, like Mucinex D, contain pseudoephedrine, which can decrease milk supply1  in some people. So it might not be the best choice if you're trying to maintain or increase your milk supply.

However, plain Mucinex (Mucinex Guaifenesin) without additional active ingredients is generally considered safe2 . It's always a smart idea to take medications as directed, and if possible, time it so that you're taking it right after you've finished nursing.

As always, your healthcare provider is your go-to resource for personalized advice. So don't hesitate to reach out to them with any questions you may have. 

Remember, taking care of yourself is an important part of taking care of your baby.

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  1. Natinal Library of Medicine"Pseudoephedrine"Apr 19, 2020https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK501085/.

  2. National Library of Medicine"Guaifenesin"Oct 20, 2018https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK501455/.


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Can You Take Mucinex While Breastfeeding?

 Krystal Duhaney Profile Photo
By Krystal Duhaney | Updated on Dec 3, 2023
Image for article Can You Take Mucinex While Breastfeeding?

Some forms of Mucinex, like Mucinex D, contain pseudoephedrine, which can decrease milk supply1  in some people. So it might not be the best choice if you're trying to maintain or increase your milk supply.

However, plain Mucinex (Mucinex Guaifenesin) without additional active ingredients is generally considered safe2 . It's always a smart idea to take medications as directed, and if possible, time it so that you're taking it right after you've finished nursing.

As always, your healthcare provider is your go-to resource for personalized advice. So don't hesitate to reach out to them with any questions you may have. 

Remember, taking care of yourself is an important part of taking care of your baby.

Pregnant woman holding her stomach on a bed with a plant in the background

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  1. Natinal Library of Medicine"Pseudoephedrine"Apr 19, 2020https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK501085/.

  2. National Library of Medicine"Guaifenesin"Oct 20, 2018https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK501455/.


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