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    Default Grapefruit Seed Extract and Thrush

    My 2 1/2 week old and I have thrush. She has a little bit on her tounge and I have some minor nipple itching.

    We have Nystatin for her and for me, but I have read that it doesn't work very well. In addition I am taking probiotics.

    Has anyone ever used liquid grapefruit seed extract rubbed in the baby's mouth and on your nipplies to clear up thrush? The one website I saw said to mix ten drops in one ounce of water and apply.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Grapefruit Seed Extract and Thrush

    We had thrush and Gentian Violet is what we used. Read the info from Dr. Jack Newman on www.breastfeedingonline.com


    http://www.breastfeedingonline.com/6pdf.pdf

    Good luck.
    June 29, 2007 First day of motherhood to my son.

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    Default Re: Grapefruit Seed Extract and Thrush

    I had thrush around the same time as you but didn't try the GSE. I will say that Newman's All Purpose Nipple Ointment ultimately saved our breastfeeding relationship! We also did baking soda/water and vinegar/water rinses after each feeding.

    I am hoping that, in your case, the thrush doesn't progress beyond that mild itching!
    Karen

    Proud mama to
    Kaitlyn Ann 12/23/07 - 7 lbs., 15 oz.
    11/09
    Jackson Thomas 1/16/11 - 9 lbs., 3 oz.


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    Default Re: Grapefruit Seed Extract and Thrush



    Here is a great, thorough, thrush resource:
    www.llli.org/llleaderweb/LV/LVOctNov98p91.html

    And here is Dr. Jack Newman's candida protocol (includes info on GSE):
    http://www.kellymom.com/newman/c-candida_protocol.html

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