Thank you Pru, I will look into that teat you mentioned sounds interesting and anything to help reinforce bf technique would be helpful to me because I am a bit anxious about attachment issues once I start again but I am going to try and make sure I am calm and well rested so I have more patience.
Thanks again everyone I look forward to hearing further from you all about how you are going and your experiences.
Love and light
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17-04-2013 16:04 #11
17-04-2013 16:07 #12
Thank you Sajimum, I am rather stubborn I really want to bf so even though I could of given up and no one would blame me I really wanted to push through it.
I hope you are starting to heal and your treatment is helping. Take care of yourself and get your partner/children to give you a hand, it makes a lot of difference I think. My DH has been wonderful I don't think I would of coped so much if he wasn't around. But he goes back to work on Friday so I am a bit apprehensive but I feel more confident now I should be good.
Be great to hear from you soon
07-05-2013 19:32 #13Junior Member
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I know I'm replying to this thread a bit later then everyone else but if anyone reads it I wanted to share my experience. I was 2 weeks post partum when I was diagnosed with nipple thrush and nipple vasospasm - I was put on meds for the vasospasm and I took 3 diflucan over the course of a week to try and resolve it. I was recommended to see an LC who is also GP and she put me on another course of 3 diflucan followed by 9 days of nilstat, 2 tablets 3x a day.
She also put me on a diet of no sugar, no mould, no funghi and no yeast, and only wholegrain carbs. Its a less extreme version of the candida diet. Basically you can eat fruit, vegies, meat, dairy (except cheese because it is made using mould), and the carbs need to be wholegrain (low GI - brown rice, wholemeal pasta, quinoa, rolled oats, wholemeal bread with no yeast etc), nuts and seeds. Most sauces have sugar added to them so they have to be avoided (ie - tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce) and dried fruit is also out Its a hard diet. Artificial sweeteners are a no no too. The idea is to starve the candida of the sugar while still providing the body (and breastmilk!) the nutrients it needs.
I am also using kenacome ointment on my nipples (washing it off before each feed) and taking Qiara (another version of Inner Health Plus, which I was taking three times a day before I got the Qiara). Still trying to get rid of it, I've had it for 8 weeks now. Not fun!
My baby had it on his bum as well - I started using daktozin cream on his bum and it cleared it up but I'm continuing to use it while I have symptoms.
My MCHN told me that the Royal Womens in Melbourne have released suggested protocol that says the treatment for nipple thrush is much more intense than treating vaginal thrush. I think its worth seeing your GP and telling them to look it up for reference, cos I think most GPs wouldn't know it. (in America they get you to take 10 days straight of diflucan!)
Anyway, hope this helps people, if anyone has any other suggestions I'd love to hear them cos I'm still struggling
08-05-2013 08:03 #14
Wow you have also done it tough.
Thank you so much for sharing your experience and knowledge.
I went to GP last week cause still had pain and nipple redness etc, they say I don't have thrush anymore, I also had it for about 8 weeks.
I did pretty much all you have done plus made sure I changed my bra every day and washed bras/tops and towels in hot water and dry in sun.
I was allergic to the Daktarin gel and got Contact Dermatitis so I had to put on Hydrazole cream which treated both the thrush and the allergic reaction.
Last week I decided to wean it was the hardest decision of my life. Because of the initial problems with his tongue tie and the continued thrush and god knows why my nipples are still red and sensitive hopefully that will just go.
My mental health is getting affected by the continued trying to successfully bf which was a goal I would of loved to of achieved but it's just not possible at this time.
The tongue tie means he has regressed and we have to retrain him to suck and not chomp so that would mean weeks of training and more hardship on my nipples... Plus more expressing and I was beginning to hate it.
I do hope you succeed in your quest to get rid of thrush and bf becomes so much more easier for you! If I hear of any thing else to help get rid of the thrush I will let you know. You are doing so very well I am sure it will go very soon. It def is the worse thing I have ever had to deal with apart from Gladular fever (not while pregnant or with child though).
Good luck in your quest and I am here if you need to chat/vent etc
Love and light
11-05-2013 12:05 #15
I could have written the last post
But we did the Re training after the tongue tie. It really didn't take much. He stopped chomping almost straight away.
I am still having thrush issues and have just gotten rid of the red areola from the daktarin which had turned into a staph infection.
3 months of pain and I can finally feed pain free.
I'm glad I kept going but there were times when I just wanted to give in. but my little man hates bottles.
Hugs to everyone.
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12-05-2013 08:01 #16
Wow you are a champ DIA.
You are so strong and persevered so well. WELL DONE TO you!
My DS still chomps and it's been over a week, mentally I couldn't of continued and sometimes I am a bit disappointed in myself because I am a bit hard on myself but I really tried my hardest and the end of the past week has been so much better with getting into a routine and feeling happier and definitely coping much much better. The anger has dissipated and I am much calmer. That is what I needed although I miss the idea of having a successful bf experience maybe if I have another child it will work then?
Thank you so much for your story!
Love and light
P.s have a great mothers day Ladies.
12-05-2013 16:49 #17
This its why I refused to give up. My last son was bf to 4 months and it was supplement feeds at best. This time I had to fight to get this far and I couldn't let myself give up without doing evening in my power.
So even though I had to hand express for a few Weeks and formula feed at night for a few Weeks I was not giving in.
Second time around was going to be my lady chance to get it right.
I was so angry about having to give up last time. It stayed with me for years.
I wish I had someone to tell me it was ok. But I didn't.
Don't be to hard on yourself. My day is a happy healthy smart ff baby.
Yours will be also.
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12-05-2013 20:50 #18
Hi, I'm sorry you are having thrush problems, I totally understand. I have been bf for 7 months now and I have had it sincebub was 4 weeks old. She has it too in her mouth and on her back, legs and bottom. I have seen many Dr specialists, lactation consultants and even had an ultrasound to rule out nasty things. So I mangage it by the following
- daily probotics
- 1 tbls apple cider vinegar daily
- 1 tbls coconut oil daily
- soak cloth nappies, bras, breast pad I hot water with white vinegar
I was recommended to go on the candida diet....but if you look at it, you can eat nothing! I tried to cut sugar out, but its really hard. With my daughter, use nilstat in her mouth and on my nipples, and daktozin on all of her thrush spots. We don't get bad flare ups any more, only after immunisations and when she's not well. I really didn't want to give up bf, and even through expressing milk, she can still get it. I'm just hoping that when i finish bf, her thrush will go away Dr doesn't think it will until her immune system has developed.
Good luck and i hope it doesn't last forever
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