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    Re: Extreme nipple pain after 5 months

    So sorry to hear about all the pain you are having. I had thrush for 2 months and it sure does sound familiar. The way you describe the stabbing pain and the blisters...I cleared it up with gentian...
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    Re: Firey nipples?

    The words that you are using to describe your pain makes me think of the thrush that I had. It could be due to the newness of nursing, but before you use the soothies and lanolin make sure it isn't...
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    Re: Desperate for help

    Keep up the good work!!! The most important thing for you to do right now is to make sure that your baby is fed. You can worry about latch and feed times later. Continue with the frequent pumping...
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    Re: thrush, response time to meds?

    I battled thrush for 2.5 months, but I finally found the right treatment. I was also on diflucan 150mg once daily and used the nystatin for my son. The nystatin did not work for him, but the...
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    Re: Spoiling Child?? Help!

    You are doing a great job!!!! Something that I have come up with....a quick response when everyone wants to give their two cents...."It works for us". Somehow, people tend to shut up. :clap I have...
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    Re: Young Mother Dies of Yeast "Thrush"

    Thank you so much for all the advice!!!!! I finally killed the evil beast. I have had almost two weeks of pain free nursing after using the APNO, gentian violet, and grapefruit seed...
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    Re: Thrush?

    It sounds like it!!! I was instructed not to use the lansinoh...and told that it actually harbors yeast. I finally cleared up after using gentian violet and APNO. Kill that evil beast!!! Good...
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    Re: Young Mother Dies of Yeast "Thrush"

    I would start taking the acidophilus now!!!!!!!!!!I had no idea that I would have had this problem. I have also been prone to yeast infections my entire life. You might want to go ahead and have...
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    Re: Waiting for it to get better/easier...

    I have also been suffering from thrush. Ouch!! I feel your pain. Wearing a nipple shield has helped me get through some of the pain. Your latch might be fine...maybe the thrush comes and goes. I...
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    Re: Young Mother Dies of Yeast "Thrush"

    Thanks for all the tips...Do you have any idea how long I should use the lamp. I just bought one and I wasn't sure if you had any experience with it.

    Thanks again!
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    Re: What Would You Do?

    You could use a nipple shield on the side you are having trouble with. I have found that it works really well with getting them to latch. If you do not want to use it for the full feeding, you...
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    Re: Ready to Give Up

    I actually had the same problem. I ended up using a nipple shield to get him started. Some are opposed to this, but I reminded myself that the most important thing is to get him fed. Also, you may...
  13. Re: First time mom, day 6, milk not coming in...help!

    What is the supplemental nurser?? Never heard of that. Sounds interesting.
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    Re: Young Mother Dies of Yeast "Thrush"

    I made an appointment with a derm for next week. They mentioned doing a biopsy...Ouch! I am hoping they can do a less invasive procedure.:shrug
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    I know it is available on the internet. I was able to have a pharmacist special order it for me. You may want to check out a local pharmacist. Definately call around first. I am going to the...
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    Re: Help! Low Milk!

    Something that I take off and on is an herb called, Fenugreek. It could be a placebo effect, but I think it works for me. I had a lactation consultant tell me that it is not always about the...
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    Young Mother Dies of Yeast "Thrush"

    After 10 weeks I am still suffering from thrush. I was diagnosed around 4 weeks and after 6 weeks of taking diflucan 150mg with nystatin nipple cream, I am still having all the same symptoms. He...
  18. Re: Is this still thrush? Any experience with gentian violet?

    Oh My Goodness!!! I am having the same problem. You described my situation perfectly and I feel so discouraged. I have been on diflucan 150mg for 6 weeks, using all sorts of nipple creams, boiling...
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