Are You Kidding? Not again!?!?!

Myetta - posted on 11/15/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Okay my lovely daughter is 6 1/2 months old...no teeth...and full time nurser, when we're together....I work, and since the like 2nd week of work she's been on just formula and solids at the daycare. I recently started taking fenugreek so I'm back to pumping on the job and send the 8 or 9 ounces I get, with her the next day.
Anyways for the past 3 weeks I've been battling what I am thinking is yet another yeastthrush issue. I was using the stuff I ahd gotten for her to swab in her mouth, I was using on my nipples....4 days ago they cracked, well just one had the mystery junk going on. I called my doctor and informed them of my symptoms, itchiness, somewhat pinkish, and a few spots similar to a rub burn and it seems like some kind of moisture there sometimes. They said sounds like thrush and called in diflucan, and an ointment I'm to ut on the area everyday for a week.
Okay so I've been doing the ointment for like 4 days now, i only put it on when I go to work because once I'm home with babygirl she's nursing.
Lately I've been sticking to my bras and it's so very painful to nurse...only the first 45 -60 seconds but I'm just about in tears. It's freaking me out because the last bout of htrush I wen tthrough i almost wuit nursing, I can't deal with the pain.
Any suggestions? I can' t let my self air dry obviously because I'm at work all the time...I can't find the genetician violet anywhere in my area...anything else that may help? Even the pumping hurts like crazy, and she uses me as a paci sometimes in the middle of the night and it's getting pretty painful.
I really just want nursing to be relaxing again, not this stress-fest that it is now.
HELP!

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Brittany - posted on 11/15/2010

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the only thing i can suggest for the "air drying" is medela soft shells. http://www.medelabreastfeedingus.com/pro...
they worked wonders when my nipples cracked and cream was drying and sticking to my bra and i had a bandaid effect when removing my bra! (ouch!) they dont look like they can be discreet in a bra but looks are certainly decieving! you could never have been able to tell i was hiding two plastic saucers under my bra! hahahaaa a few days, even a day, using these will ease up some of the pain and let the cream do its job.

Carolyn - posted on 11/15/2010

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i have never had to deal with trush, so i dont know how my suggestion would work coupled with that, but i have dealt with sticking to my bras and nursing pads!

can you try putting a little bit of lanolin cream on a nursing pad and using that ? that is how i dealt with dry and sore nipples and it kept them from sticking. i know it wont heal the thrush but it might help alleviate the symptoms ?

agina tho, i have no experience with thrush ! i hope you figure out a way to be comfortable until it goes away

Leah - posted on 11/15/2010

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Contact a lactation consultant in your area. Most hospitals employ them.
llli.org

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