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Thread: Why now!?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2011

    Default Why now!?

    Made it to a year and a week of BFing! Yay!

    Now on to the issue...about 6 weeks ago I saw a LC about nipple pain while BFing and she said I had two blebs and was fighting thrush. I was treated with diflucan and APNO and it was supposed to get better. THe thrush seems to be gone, but one bleb that I have will not heal. The pore is open and milk flows, but there is trapped milk fats in there and it is really causing pain. I went back again today and we are starting gen violet tonight. But we have been struggling with this now for about 2 months or more...

    Things I have tried:
    -Lots of nursing
    -using a needle to pick it out
    -hot water baths to loosen it then nurse/pick with needle
    -APNO or lanolin to keep it moist
    -going braless to dry it out
    -taking lecithin
    -taking probiotic
    -both LO and I were treated for yeast

    I have no place to sun my nipples, though I have considered that. Is there anything esle I can try? I have got to get this thing out! The skin around it is all red and irritated.
    EBFing, CDing, BWing, co-sleeping mamma to Bennett (9/5/11).
    Excited to be a BM donor through Indiana Mothers Milk Bank (http://www.immb.org/).

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    middle of IA

    Default Re: Why now!?

    eek! i dunno!

    how is your health otherwise? i wonder if there's a reason this thing is taking so long to heal. any colds, stress, exhaustion?
    DS1 6/7/11
    DS2 10/29/13

    Nursing, pumping, cloth-diapering, babywearing, working professor mama with the awesomest SAHD ever.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2006

    Default Re: Why now!?

    At this point, I wonder if maybe there's a bacterial cause for the crack staying open? IIRC, APNO has an antibiotic component, so I'd be religious about slathering that on.

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