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.
Thanks so much