My 4-week old has recently started pulling off several times during a feeding (and trying to slurp my nipple back in -- somewhat painfully). What could be causing this? I have two ideas -- one is that the thrush we both have had has come back and now she's symptomatic (at first it was just me, but our doc has us both on meds -- her on nystatin, me on Lotrimin. I have continued with the meds even though the symptoms have abated but ... her tongue does look kind of white now, and my breasts still hurt, inside and out.
Other thought is that my husband has now given her a bottle of expressed milk a couple times -- maybe this has confused her?
Also -- on eradicating thrush, if it is back -- will eliminating dairy really help? This would be hard for me, I'm not a vegetarian but I do get most of my protein from dairy most days.