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A losing battle! ((((Help))))

Posted by on Jul. 2, 2007 at 1:25 AM
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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!!
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isicles58
by on Jul. 2, 2007 at 1:30 AM
I went through that with my second child!  It was really hard to clear up!  A couple of questions.  Are you puting the Nystatin on your niples also?  I had to do that.  The nystatin in his mouth and I also wiped out his mouth (inside) with a wash cloth.  It helps to get the stuff off of the inside of his mouth.  of course there was the sterilizing also!!  good luck!!!
myfourkids
by on Jul. 2, 2007 at 2:14 AM
You don't have to throw away your milk. You do need to put the nystatin on your nipples. You also need to get a LOT of probiotics into you. There is no way to win the battle unless you get the good bacteria in there (and slow way doown on sugar). You're milk will not dry up because of thrush.
gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Jul. 2, 2007 at 2:48 AM

>>My latest worry is that some how it is affecting my milk supply bc I dont ever have that "full" feeling anymore <<

You're not supposed to have it. Your supply has regulated. That's good.

OK. This *CAN* be beaten. Some resources for you: http://www.drjaygordon.com/development/bf/thrush.asp

>>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!?! <<

Means nothing. Pumping output is never ever an indication of your supply.

http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/thrush/thrush-expressed-milk.html


Nystatin feeds the yeast. What my doc recommended...and it worked in one day: Lotrimin. Yep. The stuff you use for athlete's foot. It does have to be washed off before feeding, but it was incredibly fast.

joaquinsmama
by on Jul. 2, 2007 at 2:55 AM

Quoting gdiamante:

>>My latest worry is that some how it is affecting my milk supply bc I dont ever have that "full" feeling anymore <<

You're not supposed to have it. Your supply has regulated. That's good.

OK. This *CAN* be beaten. Some resources for you: http://www.drjaygordon.com/development/bf/thrush.asp

>>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!?! <<

Means nothing. Pumping output is never ever an indication of your supply.

http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/thrush/thrush-expressed-milk.html


Nystatin feeds the yeast. What my doc recommended...and it worked in one day: Lotrimin. Yep. The stuff you use for athlete's foot. It does have to be washed off before feeding, but it was incredibly fast.

This woman knows her stuff!!  She has helped me a lot!  Anyway...what helped me was sitting in the backyard topless!  I know...weird huh?  BUT IT WORKED!!  Everyday for 1 week, I sat outside and let the sunshine on the boobies, and that helped alot.  I had thrush 3 times, and mastitis too many times to count.  Just because your boobs don't feel full, does not mean that they aren't.  Mine always feel empty, but they apparently full, because Joaquin gets enough at each feeding.
GOOD LUCK!!




                   

mom4alex
by on Jul. 2, 2007 at 6:44 AM
You can do it! 

(Just wanted to give you encouragement!)

sassybel
by on Jul. 2, 2007 at 7:57 AM

Quoting gdiamante:

>>My latest worry is that some how it is affecting my milk supply bc I dont ever have that "full" feeling anymore <<

You're not supposed to have it. Your supply has regulated. That's good.

OK. This *CAN* be beaten. Some resources for you: http://www.drjaygordon.com/development/bf/thrush.asp

>>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!?! <<

Means nothing. Pumping output is never ever an indication of your supply.

http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/thrush/thrush-expressed-milk.html


Nystatin feeds the yeast. What my doc recommended...and it worked in one day: Lotrimin. Yep. The stuff you use for athlete's foot. It does have to be washed off before feeding, but it was incredibly fast.

Hi ...I used Lotrimin also but on the baby ..the diaper rash part of the yeast infec...If I had thought to also put it on my nipples but wash it off prior to feeding it probably would have cleared up a lot quicker...it worked great on baby booty!!  Where were you when I needed you!! LOL

misty_scott
by on Jul. 2, 2007 at 3:20 PM
She knows what she's taling about. i had thrush prob with my second baby. My wonderful MIL got us some Lotrimin and it was gone the next day. No joke!
Quoting gdiamante:

>>My latest worry is that some how it is affecting my milk supply bc I dont ever have that "full" feeling anymore <<

You're not supposed to have it. Your supply has regulated. That's good.

OK. This *CAN* be beaten. Some resources for you: http://www.drjaygordon.com/development/bf/thrush.asp

>>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!?! <<

Means nothing. Pumping output is never ever an indication of your supply.

http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/thrush/thrush-expressed-milk.html


Nystatin feeds the yeast. What my doc recommended...and it worked in one day: Lotrimin. Yep. The stuff you use for athlete's foot. It does have to be washed off before feeding, but it was incredibly fast.



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