Infections I can't nurse through??

Myetta - posted on 11/08/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Okay so I've something going on with my one good producing boob...the other one has always been faulty, but my left is my bread winner. LOL
But I've had something going on with it for the last 2 or 3 weeks... per my Lac consultant I used my medicine from thrush, hoping it would clear up.
To no avail it hasn't, and now, I'm going through the cracked nipples stage again, on both sides. It's kind of like when you get a rug burn, and th top layer of skin comes of...it's like that. I'm going to call my OB today to be seen, but should I stop nursing until it's cleared up or what?

Sidenote: My daughter is 6 months old, no teeth, I air dry before I put my bra back on, and try to rinse the area with water.

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Daniela - posted on 11/08/2010

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Thats happened to me several times. my son is 10 months now..i never saw a dr..just dealth with it (The pain) and eventually it went away...lasted about 3 wks too. I wouldn;t stop unless your dr. states you should.

Minnie - posted on 11/08/2010

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Hmmm... has her latch changed at all? Is her tongue down, is the nipple pointed to the roof of her mouth?

How about topical products you're using- new lotions or soaps?

About thrush- some people can have perpetual overgrowth. Is there a lot of dairy or sugar in your diet? Thrush can be difficult to combat if only one of you is treated as well. And towels, pump parts, etc, all need to be washed in very hot water.

Breast infections can occur when a mother isn't as rested as she needs to be, or if she has been ill. The cracked nipple is a point of entry for bacteria, so it's important that it is rectified. Nipple trauma is typically the result of a poor latch- where the tongue isn't placed correctly or the baby is frequently clamping down.

Myetta - posted on 11/08/2010

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She does eat solids, but after I nurse her...like she eats them at daycare her lunch is at like 3, I get her around 5, so I nurse once we get home, and then once she does eat solids with me I give her a a 1/2 ounc eof water to rinse her mouth.

Minnie - posted on 11/08/2010

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Rather, you should be nursing as much as possible! You want to keep milk flowing freely.

Does your daughter eat any solids? Some mothers can be sensitive to food remainders in their babies' mouths.

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