My son and I went through a coarse of antifungals (oral for him, and cream for both of us) a few weeks ago, and yesterday I started having extreme pain when I nurse him! Then I noticed the same "yeasty" looking diaper rash on him, so I'm assuming we have thrush. My milk supply seems to have dropped down quite a bit, is this normal with thrush? Other than getting more prescriptions, is there any remedy for this? And any tips for relieving this extreme pain that I'm having? Thanks so much for your help!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:46 AM on Apr. 19, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
Thrush is a very detailed subject. It shouldn't have anything to do with your supply. Most women that think they have decreased supply actually have plenty. This often happens at 6 weeks or other growth spurts.
http://www.kellymom.com/ has great info on thrush.
Answer by Gailll at 2:52 AM on Apr. 19, 2010
Answer by rkoloms at 6:30 AM on Apr. 19, 2010
Answer by Jessie1689 at 12:38 PM on Apr. 19, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 12:41 PM on Apr. 19, 2010
The best resource for treating thrush is: http://www.drjacknewman.com/help/Candida-Protocol.asp
There are over the counter remedies suggested there, in addition to prescription remedies. Make sure you continue treatment for 2 weeks past the last symptoms!
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 4:45 PM on Apr. 19, 2010