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Gabe and I have thrush, moreso me than him thank goodness. We are both on Nystatin (him the drops, me the cream) and I am on diflucan orally for 2 weeks. Will any of this affect my milk? It does hurt when I feed him, but I just cringe and get over it so he can eat and not mess up my supply. Actually I have too much milk lately so maybe it will help even it out lol. And I'm taking acidopholus to help even out the bacterias in my body. Do you guys have any other tips or recommendations for thrush? Am I doing all I can to help it go away?
i was just diagnosed with thrush too, but my midwife prescribed some sort of compound ointment for me, made up of 3 different medicines that they had to mix up special. luckily, my baby isn't showing any symptoms, but my ped. put her on nystatin too just in case. i am also taking acidophillus. i think the only other thing i am doing that you might try is to try to cut out most sugar and carbs from your diet for a bit, because apparently thats what the yeast thrives on. it's kind of hard, though, to say the least.
hang in there, and i know what you mean about the feedings... OW!!!
try to cut all sugar out of your diet for at least a week and then limit it after that. acidophillus is great also but you have to be careful to get the good stuff. I would suggest getting it from a health food store and it should be refrigerated both in the store and at home. Garlic pills can help also. I had thrush through my enitre 2 years of breastfeeding Kalein at points we had it under control but it was never gone. we tried a lot of things I even bought The complete Book of Candida and some candida cooking books but the diet was way to strict fro me. I hope you get rid of it.
Another quick and easy treatment is gentian violet. You can usually get it from your local pharmecy, but you might want to call around first and see who carries it. For me, it worked in just a day or two, and the pain was gone. You only have to continue treatment for 3-4 days as long as the symptoms have subsided. It beats several weeks of treatment with very little results!
Andrea, mom to Abigail (8) Annabelle (5) and Alexis (2)