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View Poll Results: Quit Sterilizing Daily or Not - Past thrush drama

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  • Keep on keeping on. May as well not chance it.

    0 0%
  • Give it up! Enough with your paranoia already. It's gone.

    2 50.00%
  • Sterilize once a week for the heck of it.

    2 50.00%
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Thread: POLL: Thursh Paranoia - Time to give up sterilizing

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Denver, Co.

    Default POLL: Thursh Paranoia - Time to give up sterilizing

    So, I had what was "thrush" for nine longgggggg weeks when DD was 2-4 months. I did EVERYTHING under the sun for it. Long story short - I was in with over 30 days of gentian violet, GSE, etc. etc. etc. etc. I just stopped because I was having no pain. DD's tongue stayed a little white. But I just quit with all of the thrush treatment drama.

    So, with that drama I took to steralizing all of my pump parts (I'm a WOHM) every night with Medela Quick Clean bags (which I love for their ease, btw, and they kill thrush).

    Fast forward - My DD is over 10 months old. I'm still pumping at work and still sterilizing everything every night with the bags. I've not had an outbreak of "thrush" pain since. I nurse at home on demand.

    DD still has a pesky white tongue, but I have no pain. Would you stop using the sterilizing bags now? Maybe I should just use them once a week? Am I in over kill mode with my thrush paranoia?

    Last edited by @llli*yoginimama; January 3rd, 2011 at 05:12 PM.

    Baby Girl Born 2/17/10 to her two mommies
    BF from day one. I looked up one day and realized I'm nursing a toddler!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Landof2toddlers, Oregon

    Default Re: POLL: Thursh Paranoia - Time to give up sterilizing

    I sterilized once a week for the hell of it though I was lucky in that I got rid of the thrush before I had to pump (though it did mean I had no stash - just the first day at work's supply).

    It took me moths to stop taking GSE pills as a "precaution" though. I took a really low dose for a LONG time. I understand.
    proud but exhausted working mammy to two high needs babies

    • my surprise baby: the one and only D-Man born 3 weeks late (5/5/08) at 9 lbs 14 oz and 21.5 inches, and
    • the shock H-Girl born about a week late (10/7/09) at 8lbs 15oz and 20.75 inches.

    If I am here I am covered in baby (probably two) and fighting for control of the keyboard.

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    Wondering if you have PPD? Take the screening and see your doctor. You deserve to feel better.

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