I'm really struggling here with what I think to be thrush. (Baby is 4 1/2 months) I struggled terribly with what I thought was just oversupply. During those months, my breasts always seemed to be engorged and not emptying well. About 3 weeks ago I found 3 milk blisters while I was in the shower. My baby has been fussy while eating and needing to eat more often as the breast isn't fully emptying. I have tried everything that I've read about online. Nothing has worked. I started to suspect thrush as I started to have pains in my breast, a slight skin infection on the top of my breast, baby has LOTS of gas...I started taking Grapefruit Seed Extract and a Probiotic. The pains have gone away and the skin infection is clearing, but the milk blisters are still there, baby is still fussy and VERY gassy....maybe even more gassy. She has always been a happy, good sleeping, easy going baby.
So my question is...does this sound like thrush? I've read of various different treatments. What worked for you? If you have ever had stubborn milk blisters, what finally worked for you??? I'm getting desperate about the milk blisters. This is my 4th child and I feel like I can't keep spending this much time agonizing over breastfeeding issues. This is getting really hard to deal with!!! I really don't want to quit, but I'm not sure what to do if milk just keeps getting stuck and can't get out. I feel like I will be forced to quit.
ANY advise would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!