I have a new baby, born at home on March 21. He is our sixth and last child, all of which I have not been able to bf for longer than three days. I have always tried, but always end up stopping, sadly, regretfully.... I get horribly bloody, torn up nipples, not from poor latching but from thrush, every single time.
Thist time around I stopped bf'ing after three days. Then started again after a week for two days, but couldn't take the pain. Tried again after another week for a day, and now haven't for about two weeks. Throughout all of that I have tried gentian violet, which works well, but cannot be used after three days I read. I used Diflucan, but it didn't help much and my Dr. wouldn't give me a prescription for longer than nine days.
My milk has dried up, but now I'm drinking Chinese Herbs trying to kill the yeast because I really want to bf, it kills me to not be able to. I put him back on my breast but he got a bit upset, not anything really in there to drink. I also have been drinking Mothers Milk tea.
Any advise on getting rid of this thrush besides what I have already tried? I would also like to know if it would even be possible to bring my milk back without having to pump or buy a sns?
TIA I appreciate the time anyone has taken to read this and reply...