I give up! This is getting to be rediculous! My baby boy and I have had thrush for like 7 weeks now. He will be 9 weeks on Wed. so we have had this almost since he was first born. And OMG, I am a very, very clean person! I always wipe my breasts with a clean cloth after a feeding and I have been wiping his mouth with a cloth and letting him suck on it some to cleanse the inside of his mouth. The pediatrician put us on Nystatin for a while and that didn't work, then she put us on Dyflucan, that didn't work either. I have tried the genetian violet and turned everything purple, didn't work. I sterilize everything that comes into contact w/ my breasts and his mouth. Breastpump and pads. He doesn't take a pacifier so no worry there about bacteria and he is exclusively bf so no bottles either. I try to walk around braless as much as possible to keep them dry. My nipples are soooo sore from this and I dont know what to do. My latest worry is that some how it is affecting my milk supply bc I dont ever have that "full" feeling anymore and the baby always seems to still be hungry after a feeding. Could I be drying up because of thrush (yeast)? I have been pumping to try to get my supply back up but it doesn't seem to be working. A couple of weeks ago, I could pump 4-5 oz on each in 30 min no prob. Now I can only pump 2 oz on each!?! Obviously I am throwing the milk away bc it is infected with the thrush. (I know, what a waste but I want my supply back up) Any suggestions from others that have had a hard time getting rid of this mess would be very helpful!!
on Jul. 2, 2007 at 1:25 AM