My son is 10 weeks old and for the last 3 weeks I have had thrush - well that is what my health visitor thinks (UK). It sometimes is so painful to feed that I cry and dread when the time to feed is coming. I have on occasions thrust my son at my husband after feeding as I can't bear to be near him because of the pain caused. I want to bf - I really do - but not if it is going to make me hate my child and make him associate feeding with negative feelings.
I have cream to use - Canisten and Daktarin. My doctor says there is nothing else they can do for me if I want to continue to bf. I've ditched the breastpads, take painkillers all the time and express when the pain is just so bad that I want to give up.
Please tell me this will get better - I need to know others have been through this and survived and still kept on bf