A new mom has enough stress on her hands without worrying about giving medication to her newborn.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests:
- Get your doctor’s advice before giving medication to your baby.
- Store any medication out of your infant’s reach.
- Use a dosage device such as an oral syringe to ensure that baby gets the correct dose.
- If you are nursing and take medication yourself, make sure it is ok to breast-feed.