Can babies use cough medicine?

Janie wanted to know if it was okay to give infants under six months of age cough medicine.
 
Dr. Sue writes:
 
No, it is not. We really don't want to give young children cough suppressors or cough medication and so I would prefer that you use a saline spray to clear the mucus from their airway, which will help them not cough as much and use also a cool mist humidifier in their bedroom.  But do not use cough medication for that young of an age.