I've never heard of Diflucan being prescribed for an infant .... sounds risky. I'd go with your SIL on that. I took acidophilus, grapefruit seed extract and caprylic acid (AND Diflucan) ... they are all perfectly safe in the recommended doses for thrush. Also, you may want to try Gentian Violet ... I've heard from many moms who had that knock out their thrush quickly.
Originally Posted by MomofAaron
If the natural remedies don't work, Diflucan IS safe to take while nusing ... here is what Dr Jack Newman, MD says:
Fluconazole does appear in the milk, and this is as it should be, since the idea is to treat infection in the ducts and nipples. It is thus superior to ketoconazole, which gets into the milk in only tiny amounts. The baby will obviously get some, but this drug is now being promoted for use in babies for the treatment of simple thrush. There have been no complications in the baby reported from exposure to fluconazole in the breastmilk. Continue breastfeeding while taking fluconazole, even if you are told that you should stop.
Here are more resources regarding treating thrush, including natural remedies and dosage/application:
... more than you ever wanted to know about thrush
Oh, and you'll still need to continue treating your son so you don't end up passing it back and forth.