So its been a while, I had (still having) problems with thrush. Was on the oral and the paste medicines for it. I clean my nipples twice a day with vinegar and water and apply the paste but still have the itchy pain. So I guess I'm going to have to call my doc and see if they'll call in another prescription for the oral medicine.
I'm starting to freak out a little bit though- I know a lot of moms out there have had A LOT of problems and kept up with BFing. My DS is 2 months old and we've kept going strong (with the stinking nipple shield that makes me hate the LC that gave it too me) through the ouch- and most of the time it makes me say some not so nice words and I'm sure my LO will haunt me with them at family gatherings one day.
Are we too far out to correct his latch? He's still quite small, 9lbs, but his doctor is happy with his weight gain so I'm okay with my kiddo being a shorty! But he just won't latch deep, he slides right off the nipple shield.
One of the things that was suggested to me was to switch to Breastflow bottles, because I do let the hubby give him one bottle a night, they both really enjoy that time. Has anyone tried this? Tonight was the first time we attempted and it was kinda cool to adjust his latch and make him open his little mouth wide, but the nipple on the BreastFlow may be more breast like but the real thing is bigger then his head so there is a bit of a difference!
Should I just keep practicing? I can *sometimes* get him to latch without the nipple shield if we're skin to skin. I'd like to drop it because I think its really a big factor in his shallow latch but I could be super wrong. He's so strong and well off now that I know he's getting what he needs bfing, its just I'd like to make it bearable for me to keep it up!
(hehe, he's also started going "AHHH" when I do to get him to open his mouth, but he does the sound while grinning, not opening his mouth. Super entertaining!)