I just joined the forums yesterday and have all sorts of questions now! My latest is this: I've been having burning & stinging/shooting pains in both nipples/breasts for the last few days. Nipples are reddish and a little tender to touch. It doesn't really hurt to nurse unless the baby (DD is almost 8 weeks old) is pulling a lot or on/off the breast a lot (which she has been lately...I thought this might have been causing the soreness to begin with). I get the shooting pains and burning sensations randomly in between nursing sessions. Does this sound like thrush? I called my midwife's office to see what they thought and they prescribed me a "multipurpose" cream with an antifungal agent to start off with. Said that would help if it was thrush, and maybe even if it was something else. Baby has no sign of thrush in her mouth but she has had a diaper rash on and off for the last few weeks (more on than off..she poops a lot). Her pedi prescribed Nystatin (sp?) as a precaution since I'm being treated for yeast.
What I'm wondering is if this sounds like thrush, to those who've had experience with it, and what precautions I should take since I'm not really sure what it is. Could be nothing but the result of a fussing, wiggly baby for all I know. Also, I know I shouldn't freeze pumped milk while I have an infection, but I'm assuming it's ok to pump & then refrigerate & feed it to her w/in 24 hours? Just want to be sure..don't want this lingering any longer than it should.
Thanks in advance for the advice! I have found these forums to be super helpful already!