Y'all. Seriously. This sucks. DS is 15 months old, and we've never had thrush... until now.
I'm hoping it's not thrush, but it sure seems like it.
Here's why I think it's early thrush:
*Itchy nipple and breast
*Gentle burn along the side of that breast
*I've been eating sugar and carbs at a particularly high level the past two weeks. (Don't judge, but I may have eaten an entire Betty Crocker cake in 6 days.)
*It's really hot where I live.
*I've gotten lazy -- I stopped wearing breast pads and I've gotten lax about washing my nursing tanks and bras.
*I'm on my period right now (day 2), which can bring altered levels of everything, right?
Here's why it might not be thrush:
*It's only on one side (so far).
*No visible symptoms in DS.
*He twiddles a lot and might have scratched me, though I can't see it.
*He seems to always be teething, so maybe he nicked me during an acrobatic session.
I'm doing the vinegar and water rinse/soak, and I'm about to wash all of my nursing tops with a cup of vinegar added to the wash. I'm completely intimidated by all the other ways to get rid of thrush.
If this were you, what would you do?