Update- nothing is helping. I'm in tears every time he nurses. I so miss our easy bfing. Here's what I've tried:
Grapefruit seed extract
Washing all clothes with vinegar and GSE
Swabbing baby's mouth with a mix of nystatin, coconut oil, GSE and probiotics
Triamcinolone (steroid topical in case it is a strep infection)
I just found some genetian violet, trying that next, but I'm not overly hopeful.
What else can I do, I'm quickly reaching the end if my rope.
I'm thinking it must be thrush, but I don't have any other symptoms but excruciating pain when he first latches on. I dread it!!! My nipples don't look red or cracked, baby doesn't have any white spots in his mouth, no pain in the breast. I've been doing vinegar washes after nursing, but it doesn't seem to be helping. I have some Nystatin and some terbinafine hydrochloride (athletes foot) cream. Should I try one of these? And I'm not pg. I've also been diligent with him having a correct latch every time. He's almost 13 months, so he's pretty wiggly and acrobatic when nursing, so it's constant.
~Rebekah~Mother of 9, 6 of whom I have the honor of raising, 3 with Jesus..
Last edited by AtLeast; 01-11-2013 at 02:49 PM.