Help! I've been battling a breast yeast infection for over a month. It is extremely painful. I saw a lactation specialist, who told me to use monistat cream, and if that didn't work, go to a doctor for a perscription of flucanozole. Well, the monistat didn't work, so I headed to the doc.
However, he told me that he couldn't give me anything unless I STOPPED nursing! I was told I could pump and throw out the milk if I really thought it was worth it! HELLO! What a jerk! Anyway, any other moms have advice? Many days the pain is unbearable but I really do'nt want to stop feeding my baby MY milk! I know once I start with formula, it will be hard to go back.
10-06-2009, 08:43 AM
I was prescibed meds and nursed. Some does go to the baby but, heck, she probably needed it too as she had some in her mouth. Also, take acidophilus daily and wipe your nipple with a vinegar/water solution after and before every feeding as it impedes growth.
10-06-2009, 09:55 AM
click on the link in my siggy. There is a recipe for a yeast wash for you and baby on my blog :)
Also, I'd def. call the Dr and ask for Diflucan, and get some nystatin for the baby as well. Maybe just call the Ped. and see if they can write you both scripts?
10-06-2009, 08:42 PM
All Purpose Nipple Ointment has antifungal properties... is a compound "invented" by Dr. Jack Newman. Any OBGYN or midwife should be able to prescribe to a compound pharmacist.
Typically mom and baby need to be treated for yeast (thrush) at the same time in order for it to go away. Nystatin didn't work for my baby but Diflucan is an antifungal (oral) that worked for me. It was 150mg and some docs give it as a one-time dose since it is supposed to stay in your system for 7 days. Others prescribe it as a five day course. If yours (maybe a new doc? :giggle:) prescribes this way it's actually recommended to take it once ever 5-7 days over a longer period of time since it's in your system but continuing to take it will help if your baby is continuing to pass the yeast back to you again. Does that make sense? :headscratch: Diflucan should get you feeling better within 48 hours.
Gentian Violet protocols are on KellyMom and other sites for you and baby, so there's that option, too. Good Luck mama. Yeast is so annoying and painful.
Oh, and take acidophilus (sp?) twice a day, too, even WAYYYY after the yeast is gone from your breasts.
10-06-2009, 08:44 PM
Just want to add that you can definitely be on meds and nurse, diflucan is totally safe for baby.
DON'T formula feed if you don't want to! You don't have to stop nursing and you can get through this bump in the road! There's no reason not to feed your baby your milk. :hugs:
10-07-2009, 09:30 AM
oh and you dont want to put monistat on your nipples and then nurse. That shouldnt be ingested by baby.