I take loratadine (generic Claritin) year round for my indoor and outdoor allergies. As of last Monday DD2 still hadn't gotten back up to birth weight- at just under 3 weeks. She's gaining, just very slowly. The ped took out L&M's charts to compare their weight gain and they were both slow gainers, too, especially M (and I didn't take Claritin with either of them). The ped had told me to stop taking my allergy meds b/c it might be affecting my supply. I stopped, and have been miserable ever since! I read on kellymom.com that loratadine is safe and that there is no evidence that antihistamines affect milk supply, it is more likely hydration/diet. I had to take one today b/c I just couldn't take the itchy eyes/nose anymore.
Just wondering if anyone takes/took allergy pills while BF. Did it have any impact on your supply? I haven't noticed a difference in my supply while NOT taking them, so I think I'm going to start again- or at least every other day.
Just looking for some BTDT! Thanks!