Through sleep diaries and self-reporting, effects were monitored for about one month.This reporting looked at the following sleep factors: The trial found that there were no significant differences between the placebo group and the chamomile group.
Claritin-D and Allegra-D have the decongestant pseudoephedrine added (see above about possible effect on milk supply). Hale has said that he prefers the non-sedating antihistamines (even though they are long-acting) over the sedating allergy medications.Milk supply: A common concern is that the sedating antihistamines might lower milk supply but, per Dr.Thomas Hale, there is no current research supporting this belief – only some anecdotal reports.But research is not able to back up these claims 100%.Some studies, just preliminary, do show that chamomile could have anti-anxiety effects, but these are not yet conclusive.by Thomas Hale, Ph D has information on many cold medications (including specific guidance on combination products) in the Appendix.
Many of the active ingredients in cold and allergy medications are listed below.
If you feel that your supply has decreased, it could simply be a byproduct of decreased nursing frequency or dehydration due to your illness.
If you feel that a medication is the cause of a sudden drop in milk supply, then stop taking (or decrease your use of) the medication – if the med is indeed the cause, then supply should increase again soon after you stop taking it.
What has been done does not show that chamomile has a significant effect on sleep.
One of the few reliable studies so far was done by Arnedt et al.
The non-sedating antihistamines (below) are generally preferred and are less likely to sedate baby.