Courtney - posted on 07/16/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )
My best friend only nursed her 1st child for 2 weeks, because her nipples started bleeding and it "hurt" too much. Two months ago, she had another daughter. This time, she tried nursing, but her daughter wouldn't latch (I would have refrained from giving a bottle until the baby latched on - but that's just me). She wanted her daughter to have the breast milk, so she began pumping for her and feeding her daughter the breast milk out of a bottle. Well, her daughter is 2 months old now and just had her checkup and the doctor told her the baby has oral thrush that's caused by breast milk. So, as of right now, my best friend has stopped pumping and is waiting for her milk to "dry" up. I have never heard of this.. I thought that thrush is a bacterial infection and you can continue nursing the baby if you thoroughly clean and sterilize everything. Has anyone dealt with this issue?
I've already tried persuading my friend to not give up, but she says pumping is just a "hassle".