BF DS who's 9 wks has been a nightmare for the last 4 weeks. Started as extreme nipple pain in my left breast as DS latched and horrible sharp stabbing pain deep in the breast as well, before, during and after a feeding. A bleb was noticeable too. I figured it was a blocked duct, so I treated it as so. After a week of constant crying in pain, I went to the Dr. ( I now thought it could be nipple thrush - DS had no signs of it in his mouth). Dr. said it sounds like a combination of thrush and a blocked duct. She gave me Canesten cream 2x/day and gave DS Nystatin 4x/day as a preventitive measure. It's been 13 days...his meds are done...my nipple pain is better but the pain is my breast is still around. Definitely not as sharp, but I still can't really rub it or press on it and I cannot hold DS against that side. I also experience vasospasm after he nurses. Dr. told me to go back if it persists and she'll gave me an antibiotic to clear it.
If it really is thrush, is an antibiotic the next step? If it's not, what could it be? I'm so confused and ready to quit