Hi everyone. I am new to these forums, but I desperately need help. My baby is almost five months old and I had thrush for four and a half months. We just finally got rid of it...(knock on wood!) That and a bad latch for a while has left me with one badly cracked nipple and one so erroded it made a lactation consultant cringe. I have seen many LC's, none of which have been that helpful. Last time we were in they clipped my baby's tongue as he has a slight tongue tie, and I was told that will help me heal. However it doesn't feel much different to me.
The thing I am most concerned about is yellowish discharge from my nipple which leads me to believe it is infected. I saw two consultants and neither one seemed too concerned about it, or just didn't have the time to really look at it. I don't want to take oral anitbiotics as that is how we got into this whole thrush mess in the first place. I had tons during a long labor. But I have seen some things about using polysporin. Do you think that would make the thrush reappear? Would it take care of the infection I have? I just have not found any professionals that have been able to help me, and I'm hoping I can get some advice here.
Thanks in advance!