Re: OUCH!!! It hurts so much...
hi there! sorry to hear about the nipple yeast infection! my dd and i are hopefully at the end of our battle with thrush.
i'd recommend getting your doctor to prescribe you the all purpose nipple ointment (APNO). . you will need to find a compounding pharamacy to make this ointment for you. it is used for sore nipples due to a poor latch and yeast infections. i used it and it worked wonderfully. are you feeling shooting or stabbing-like pains in your breasts? if so, it would be good if you could also get a prescription for diflucan. however, if the pain is only in your nipples, then the apno should suffice (of course, along with getting a good latch).
you can also contact your local LLL group...they should be able to help you...and if i'm not mistaken...it's free. they can assist you with getting a better/correct latch with your daughter.
this link has many resources on how to get a better latch....
acidophilus is good in decreasing the risk of yeast overgrowth. you can also eat yogurt. another thing is to cut down on your sugar intake. wash your bras in hot water...and if your nipples are itchy, you can "Mix 1 tablespoon white vinegar with about a cup of water. Lean over the cup and soak nipple in it for a minute or so, then stand over the sink and pour it slowly over the nipple. This can bring immediate relief" (from kellymom.com)...and whenever possible, let your nipples air dry.
HTH! good luck!
Last edited by Aleina's_Mom; October 22nd, 2006 at 11:40 PM.
Aleina... born on Mother's Day, May 14, 2006...7lbs 4oz, 21.6 inches
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