I need help...
My son will be 5 months next week, and we are on our 4th round of Diflucan for thrush. My poor nipples are so destroyed by this, they are cracked and bleeding. Each time we get it, we do the treatment and it goes away for about 3 weeks to a month.
He isn't EBF, we supplement because I'm a working mom, so he does get the bottle while im at work. The diflucan works wonders.. Until its worn off. I wash my bras and towels in hot water, I sterilize his bottles, pacifiers, toys every day.. I change my nursing pads after every feeding.. I cut back sugar and starches..I take a probiotic. I can't do this again.. One, because its making me insane, and two because my doctor says she's done prescribing me diflucan, due to the risk of liver problems. She and my son's pediatrician makes me feel inadequate every time I call in and tell them it's back.. Ask me if I'm washing my nipples off after feeding. Really? It's because you think I'm DIRTY???
What can I do? Does the gentain violet really work? I promised myself I would nurse for a year and I especially want to get through cold and flu season..