Sucky Doctor

Myetta - posted on 11/27/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Ok my doctor really sucks...I've got something off with my boobs...he's prescribed me stuff for yeast twice, but this cant be eyast. Well maybe it can but this is soooo not cool.
My babygirl will be 7 months tomorrow *11/28/* and for the past 5 months my left breast, not even the nipple, like the aerola has just been messed up. It's got like these spots, that kinda are moist, and they stick to everything. I started putting bandaids on, but it's still moist and now yucky under there.
I don't want to stop nursing at all, but pumping is insanely painful, and I need to pump to get a supply for daycare for her again...but I always just push my pump deeper in my bag when that pump time comes because I know the pain associated with it.
Nursing hurts for the first 30 seconds on that side and the other side is way less productive, think of it like a bowling ball and a peach in comparison but that peach side has a cracked nipple so I tend to shy away from nursing over there.
I just want my boobs better. Is that too much too ask?

I"m really at my wits end with this mystery of yuckiness on me.

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Jessie - posted on 11/29/2010

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http://www.nbci.ca/index.php?option=com_...


I highly recommend gentian violet. it costs a couple of dollars at my pharmacy. its very messy but did wonders. also, if you can get you BOTH a prescription for diflucan, even if your baby doesnt show signs of thrush/yeast. mine didnt either but we kept passing it back and forth anyway. it took me more than one doctor to get what I needed...

Jacquelyn - posted on 11/29/2010

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Yes that is true, Lise :) Also plain yogurt for both of you would help :) and/or some probiotics from the refridgerated section :)

Lise - posted on 11/28/2010

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If it's thrush (yeast), you need to treat the baby, too, or you'll just keep getting it. Here's some info on it: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/thru...

I would go topless as much as you can to let your breasts air out, and if you can express a little milk (hand expression may not hurt as much as pumping), apply it to your nipples and let them air dry.

Good luck!

Naomi - posted on 11/30/2010

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My son and I got thrush, and the Nystatin did nothing. After every feeding I rinsed my nipples with a vinegar/water solution, and took acidophilus every day, along with a 1/2 cup of plain yogurt with live cultures in it-which helps promote healthy/good yeast in your body. I also went topless as much as possible! Even some sunshine on the boobs does plenty good! My son had to be prescribed Diflucan after getting 3 different prescriptions to the Nystatin. After about a week of that treatment it went away!( after having it for 2 months) Also when I had to pump I manually expressed, since the electric pump was sooooo painful. And I read somewhere about genetian violet..but also read it can cause mouth cancer...

Jessie - posted on 11/30/2010

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I was just looking at this again and rememered something. What did the doctor give you for yeast? My sons doctor originally gave us something called Nystatin.... and we were both completely immune to it. It did not help one little bit, thats why it took us more than one doctor (I ended up getting diflucan from my OBGYN and getting another doctor to prescribe it for my son)

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Merry - posted on 11/29/2010

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You can try a second opinion! Get another dr to check you out and see if maybe that dr has a better idea what's wrong.
If necessary get a third opinion! Just don't settle on a diagnosis if it doesn't make sence. Get the facts you need from another dr or maybe a lactation consultant.

Jacquelyn - posted on 11/28/2010

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Yes, I used a few different ones, dove would be fine, or baby soap, or aveeno or similar soaps just something gentle and non-drying :)

Jacquelyn - posted on 11/27/2010

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I had a similar problem until I talked to a LC she prescribed me nystatin ointment instead of cream, had me wash my nipples with mild soap after every feed, and use disposable nursing pads till it cleared up because se said that since the skin was broken there was most likely yeast and infection so I needed to clean the area just like I would any other broken skin to remove infection and that if it didn't improve quickly to try to use some neosporin or similar along with the yeast cream to really fight both iunfections. My advice would be to try and talk to or see a lactation consultant if that doesn't work, good luck!!

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