breast yeast infection

Tammy - posted on 07/09/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Does any one have any natura remidies to treat, my Dr only ordered one dose of Diflucan 200mg, and I'm still hurting,

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Kayleigh - posted on 07/09/2009

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Quoting Elizabeth:

I just recovered from thrush/yeast infection in my breast. Both you and your baby need to be treated because you can keep giving it back and forth. It happened to me but I had great success taking Acidophilus tablets. I took the equivalent of 2 billion cells 3 times per day and even crushed the tablets and gave a little to my 5-month old right before feeding. I read this suggestion at

http://www.drjacknewman.com/help/Candida...

My lactation consultant told me that yeast is very hard to get rid of and can take extended treatment. I was also prescribed Diflucan - one tablet every week for 4 weeks. In addition, I cut all sugar in my diet as yeast feeds on sugar. You can also ask your doctor about APNO (all purpose nipple ointment). It provided instant relief. Good luck! I hope you win your battle with yeast and keep it away.


Haha thats the website i gave, Just a different link :) SUCH a GOOD website best advice ever for any breastfeeding needs

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Beth - posted on 07/11/2009

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Hello, I tried Acidophilus and continued it for two weeks after symtoms have gone also low sugar and yeast diet can help. Gentian violet is also a natural remidy. The dose for flucoazole is 150mg plus daily for up to six weeks but you may also find it helpful to take ibuprofen as it can be toe curling.

Natalie - posted on 07/09/2009

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They gave you the wrong dose... that is the dose for a vaginal yeast infection. Has the yeast penetrated your ducts yet? It did for me... think it hurt worse than childbirth. The only thing that helped me was ...





"Diflucan (fluconazole) is usually very effective against yeast when taken orally. Dosage is 200-400 mg on the first day (loading or stat) dose followed by 100-200 mg for 10-14 days after or longer if yeast is especially resistant. Some practitioners want to prescribe one 150 mg pill for treating nipple or breast yeast. This is the vaginal dosage and is seldom effective when the yeast is present on the nipples or within the breast ducts (intraductal yeast). Diflucan be used safely with any of the topical treatments discussed above. Very little of this drug passes into breastmilk so the amount the baby will be exposed to is clinically insignificant. Diflucan is available by prescription only. Please note that it may be necessary to share professional literature with your doctor which supports the use of the medication as well as that which outlines the effetive dosage and length of treatment. Dr. Jack Newman's article "Fluconazole (Diflucan)" is a good choice and can be obtained online by following the link at the end of this article."





http://breastfeeding.hypermart.net/thrus... this link helped me. My doc office wanted to do the same as yours... i contacted our lactations consultants in the hospital and they confirmed dosage for me. I was forceful and eventually my doc consulted with other OB and gave me the dose. It was the only thing that worked... good luck...





the link has other remedies that may help.. Dr. Jack Newman's Nipple Cream I hear is the best but my insurance didn't cover it.

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I just recovered from thrush/yeast infection in my breast. Both you and your baby need to be treated because you can keep giving it back and forth. It happened to me but I had great success taking Acidophilus tablets. I took the equivalent of 2 billion cells 3 times per day and even crushed the tablets and gave a little to my 5-month old right before feeding. I read this suggestion at



http://www.drjacknewman.com/help/Candida...



My lactation consultant told me that yeast is very hard to get rid of and can take extended treatment. I was also prescribed Diflucan - one tablet every week for 4 weeks. In addition, I cut all sugar in my diet as yeast feeds on sugar. You can also ask your doctor about APNO (all purpose nipple ointment). It provided instant relief. Good luck! I hope you win your battle with yeast and keep it away.

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