Any help advise would be gratefully appreciated?
Have you had nipple thrush where you can't get rid of it? I'd like to hear your experience and what you did to treat it.
I have had a rough trot with bf. It's been 6 weeks and it's still horrible, so painful because firstly my DS had tongue tie which I did not realise was causing the bf problems. I now think he has upper lip tie also but yet to get that diagnosed by LC and/or speechy. We got it the tongue tie realeased when he was 4 weeks and tried to prevent any infections but too late, I am pretty sure I already had thrush probably not long after he was born now I know the feeling of it. I have stopped bf and now expressing and bought formula to comp feed when I don't have enough bm.
My intention is to continue bf but I really need to get this thrush under control. My DS does not have any signs of it so far but treating him also.
I have had the daktarin gel for two weeks, 4 times a day, had Diflucan tabs (3 over 5 days) all of this hasn't worked; now I am trying Nilstat because was told it has different ingredients so giving that a go.
I also have: changed bras every day and nipple pads regularly throughout day. I have actually put cloth ones on starting today during the day so they can breath. I am washing all bras/towels/clothes etc in hot water and drying in sun. I make sure I wash my hands regularly. I have been putting a bi-carb solution after I express to clean and then daktarin gel as I have been for two weeks. I am trying to eat well, and steering clear of some things they say may hinder getting rid of it such as vegemite. I also trying to air my boobs but it's rather difficult because they are large it's not comfortable. I also have been out in the sun the past few days not sure if that will help.
I have heard of Gentian Violet; however apparently that is only given in a Melbourne Hospital which is not good for me since I am in NSW. I have heard that one of the contra-indications is to ensure you have no lesions/cuts on area which I have a few still from the damage so I wouldn't be able to use that till it clears if I can find a chemist in my town that does make it up but I don't like my chances.
I am fairly fed up with it and it's still rather sore and starting to get me down with all the procedural cleaning and medication. Can anyone shed some light on this. I am pretty sure I have researched as much as I can online and been given loads of what to do and what not by Chemists etc but I am at the end of my tether with this. If I can't clear it soon I will have to stop expressing and give up bf which makes me really sad and upset but maybe I am just not meant to bf??????
Thanks in advance!