Today, 01:42 PM
I get not wanting to take ABs. But it is possible the fussiness you are seeing is entirely coincidental. Even if the abs are causing some issue for baby, gut health balance will be rapidly restored by your milk.
But if you need to take them, you need to. Certainly not everyone gets thrush, I had to take abs multiple times while nursing my kids and have never had thrush. Are you particularly prone to yeast infections generally? You could also consider taking probiotics to hopefully help restore your gut balance more quickly.
On the other hand, since you have the abs on hand and (presumably) you are responsive to them and will take them if you start feeling the need, I also do not think there is a large risk of an abscess either.
Mastitis can be tricky. When I had it the first time, my youngest was a newborn. I tried to beat it with no abs. I rested, nursed like mad, took a fever reducer, and walla, felt great. Husband left on a business trip leaving me alone with three kids and an hour later I was shivering, teeth chattering uncontrollably, and felt like a truck had hit me. I was very grateful I had filled the prescription for the abs "just in case!" In my case, that strategy did work. After starting the abs, I got over the mastitis rapidly without any further issue. But, Is it safe or would that be appropriate in your case? No one can answer that, unfortunately! After that, at the first sign of mastitis (Which in my case was always pretty unmistakable) I...