Re: EXTREME PAIN - Nipples on fire
I'm so sorry! What you're going through must be excruciating. I second shannon75's suggestion: go see a LC or a LLL leader!!! What you describe sounds most like thrush to me- the burning, the fact that the onset of pain came after a trouble-free period... When you treated yourself with Nystatin and abx, did you treat your baby as well? If not, your baby may have re-infected you. Here are some other thrush tips which I think are worth a try:
-Wash all bras, bra pads, nightgowns, etc (anything that comes in contact with your nipples) in HOT water with bleach and dry on hot in the dryer or in the sun.
-Rinse your nipples with a vinegar and water solution (1 tablespoon vinegar to 1 cup water) after every feeding. Use a fresh cotton ball for each application and mix a new solution every day.
-Some women add acidophilus supplements (40 million units per day) to their diet.
-Some women find that reducing yeast and sugar in their diet helps. (Cut out the refined breads, pastas, and sugars. Read labels and look for hidden sources of sugar.)
Hang in there! You're amazing for soldiering on through the pain.
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