It looks like I have nipple thrush - pink shiny nipples, intense pain when feeding (especially the moment of attachment) and lines of burning deep in the breast after feeding. DS doesn't seem to have any signs of it in his mouth, but does occasionally rip away from the breast multiple times before settling to feed. You can imagine how much it hurts when he does this
I went to a lactation consultant and she told me to get Daktarin gel, so I've been using that since Thursday and seen no change in my pain levels. I went to my GP today thinking there might be something systemic that he could give me on prescription, but he told me to get Clotrimazole cream and also to treat DS with Nilstat drops. I'm feeling a bit dubious about this because he didn't seem to know what nipple thrush looks like or feels like and thought the deep pain must be mastitis, which I'm sure it's not because it's been going on for weeks and I otherwise feel fine.
Should I give the daktarin a bit longer to have an effect? Or is the clotrimazole a better option? The dr didn't seem to think I'd need to wash the cream off before each feed but it's not designed for oral application so I feel like I should be removing it? The dr is lovely but I really felt like I knew more about nipple thrush than he did!
Your stories would be most welcome!!