My 5-week-old and I have thrush, so I'm looking for any advice to get rid of it. My pediatrician prescribed Nystatin for the baby's mouth and a cream called "itchy feet" for my nipples, but those don't seem to help much (at least after four days, I still haven't noticed any improvement - if anything, symptoms got worse). I apply the cream after each feeding and the drops for the baby every three hours, usually right after I feed her (I wipe her mouth with cotton swabs drenched in it). I'm also wiping my nipples with vinegar solution after each feeding and am boiling pacifiers and anything else that comes into contact with baby's mouth each day. Does anyone have any other tipps?
I have frozen some breastmilk and have read that the yeast will stay alive in it so I should discard it, but the pediatric nurse said it's OK to use still. I've also read conflicting information on feeding while we're still being treated - some resources say we should use pumped milk in bottles only during the outbreak while others say continue to breastfeed. I'm afraid if I use bottles only now she'll get lazy and won't want the breast anymore afterward. She's been getting bottles at night for a while and we haven't had any problems with nipple confusion etc., but I'm afraid an all-bottle routine might change that... Anyone have any experience with this?