Re: thrush question
YES! You should definitely treat yourself, even if you don't show symptoms it is still on your skin and you will just pass it right back to your baby if you don't get rid of it on both of you. I'm at your doctor.
What did your doctor prescribe? If it is nystatin liquid, you can apply that to your nipples to treat yourself. It is pretty sticky and uncomfortable, though. You can rinse your nipples in half vinegar, half water after nursing and then put nystatin on there.
You will need to start a strict cleaning regimen as well. Only wear your bras and shirts once before washing and wash in hot water. You can add a cup of vinegar to each load and that will help. If you use pacifiers, bottles, or a pump you'll need to wash them once a day, I boiled mine but I'm not sure that's necessary.
If the nystatin doesn't work (it didn't for my daughter) you might try gentian violet as an alternative treatment. Let me know if you want more info on that.
Good luck! It's a good thing you're nipping it in the bud early!! Thrush can get pretty bad especially when you start showing symptoms.
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