Last week a I spoke with a lactation consultant who diagnosed me with thrush, mastitis and mechanical injury form pumping. I have been in pain for pretty much the entire 4 months I have been eping. Anyway, after talking to her and my local leader, I went to my doctor. I explained my symptoms and what the others had told me was the problem. He did thinkI could possibly have the beginngs of mastitis but disagreed that bfing wasn't supposed to be painful and that breasts weren't supposed to be hot.
He did give me that antibiotics. .Now the lc is saying I should also get some fluconosone (sp) since the gentian violet and other treatments haven't eliminated the pain. Do I just tell me doc I need them since she said so? What if he disagrees and won't give me it? Has anyone else had that happen? There is a nurse who I have spoken with there who worked in OB at the hospital and breastfed and still gave me pretty much the same answers he did when I talked to her on the phone.