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    Default Thrush...again.

    Hi all.

    My LO is 5.5 months and has great weight gain. We are EBF still (yay!).

    This is our 4 or 5th thrush infection. We both take probiotics, I also take garlic And zinc, which I read are good for fighting thrush.

    In the past I have tried nystatin twice -helped but didn't work either time. I Am currently using canseten, which has decreased my pain somewhat. The pain is not severe, maybe a 4/10, but it just won't go away! The cracks that were present have healed thankfully.

    I used gentian violet one time, but hated it and don't really want to use it again.

    I have been good about washing with vinegar And changing bras and pads all the time.

    During other episodes I gave rinsed babies mouth with baking soda water, and tried rinsing my nips with vinegar solution.

    Long story short, I am at the end of my rope with this. We have been fighting thrush on and off since 8 weeks. So on and off for a total of 16 weeks. I am done with it and want to be able to feed without pain and to not have to constantly be using supplements or meds to even feel somewhat ok.

    I hAve also consulted with 2 ibclc who seem to have no further ideas.

    Help!

    Thanks so much

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    Default Re: Thrush...again.

    Can you tell us exactly what symptoms you're having, and whether baby was ever treated beyond a baking soda water rinse?
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    Default Re: Thrush...again.

    The way I treat yeast infections...Diflucan. One time, and it's done.
    Susan
    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
    18+ months and for Gavin, born with an incomplete cleft lip and incomplete posterior cleft palate
    Sealed for time and eternity, 7-7-93
    Always babywearing, cosleeping and cloth diapering. Living with oppositional defiant disorder and ADHD. Ask me about cloth diapering and sewing your own diapers!

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    Default Re: Thrush...again.

    Baby has had gentian violet, which got rid of the thrush for 3 weeks. She has also been on nystatin twice - didn't work either time. And she takes probiotics 2x per day.

    We also tried homeopathics - borax, and Kali mur. Neither worked.

    Right now it's more my issue than hers - she has no signs of infection.

    I currently have pain in the left nipple constantly, worse while feeding. The right one has gotten better over the past few days. Nippers are also more pink than usual.


    Should I request diflucan from my doc?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Thrush...again.

    I'd go for the diflucan.

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    Default Re: Thrush...again.

    For both mama and baby, I think. Otherwise it's just going to get passed back and forth over and over and over.
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    Default Re: Thrush...again.

    Do any of you have experience with dr jack newmans all purpose nipple ointment?

    It looks like diflucan is very strong anti fungal not even recommended for breast feeding mothers? However I see it recommended on lots of sites.

    Worst part is that I likely won't even be able to get into my doc. Usually takes a couple of week.

    Any tips in the mean time?

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    Default Re: Thrush...again.

    I have used APNO, but we still needed Diflucan to get rid of it with my third. And it is Ok for nursing mothers AND babies.

    ETA:call your doc, they may just call it in.
    Susan
    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
    18+ months and for Gavin, born with an incomplete cleft lip and incomplete posterior cleft palate
    Sealed for time and eternity, 7-7-93
    Always babywearing, cosleeping and cloth diapering. Living with oppositional defiant disorder and ADHD. Ask me about cloth diapering and sewing your own diapers!

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