DD turns 1 in about 2 weeks. We have been nursing on demand this entire time. Recently (about two weeks ago) I developed a monster case of thrush. Doctors are refusing to treat it because my nipples are not red, but I am in excruciating pain, and the local lactation consultant agrees it is thrush. I have fissures on my nipples that will not heal and literally have tears every time she nurses. I am trying ALL of the natural remedies at once, but am not getting any relief. Anyways, because of the pain, we have sort of been doing don't offer, don't refuse. I am a little surprised because DD is not trying to nurse at all. She has no signs of thrush whatsoever, so I do not think it is mouth pain. She is drinking water well and eating well, so I know she is hydrated and full, but I am concerned because she won't drink any type of milk. Is a couple days of this going to hurt her? I worry that she is not getting enough vitamins, fat, etc.
I still offer at nap time and bedtime so she nurses 3 times a day right now. I am just trying to save myself the agony while searching for a solution to the thrush problem. Any experience?