Please help! My 6 week old baby has oral thrush and is refusing to breastfeed. Things have been going so well with breastfeeding but the last week it feels like things are going downhill.
She is hungry and tries to feed but unlatches and screams while kicking her legs and waving her arms. She will only feed for about 2 minutes and only at one breast, where in the past she used to feed for approx 10 min at each breast. She also doesn't latch properly like she used to, only sucking with the front part of her tongue. I assume this is because the thrush is more prominent at the back of her tongue.
I've taken her to the Paediatrician to rule out ears and other causes. She's diagnosed her with colic and prescribed Iberogast (it has made no difference). She's also getting treated for oral thrush but it's been more than a week and it hasn't cleared.
She squirms, cries and fusses after feeding, and we have to walk with her in our arms or in sling until she falls asleep. she only sleeps for a short while. When she wakes the cycle starts again.
Not feeding properly has had an effect on her diapers, less wet nappies and no poo nappy in 24 hours. I started getting worried and gave her expressed milk in bottle. She also fusses with bottle but at least drinks the milk.
I'm devastated that she won't breastfeed and don't want to continue with bottle. What should I do?