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Old 03-21-2013, 10:29 PM   #7
lady longs
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Re: Thrush

Here is the regimen I am following right now - from Dr Jack Newman - and it nipped it super super fast.

For the nips....(apply after every feeding)

1)APNO creme (must be prescribed by a physician and mixed at an apothocary) about $45
2) Graperuit seed extract (purchased at sprouts ) $11
*follow dr. newman instructions

For the babes mouth...

1) Probiotics powder on my finger - let her suck it 2 x a day
2) Can do gentian violet (though I didn't do this bc it didn't come in time)

For the babes bottom....

Can do a mixture of the grapefruit seed extract

For me to take orally....

1) Grapefruit seed extract supplements (bought at hi health for about $15) - many times a day
2) Probiotics - many times a day
3) Eat raw garlic (dice this up - soak in honey and just swallow without chewing)
4) Echinacea 3 - 4x's a day

For the laundry....
1) GFSE put in the laundry at the rinse cycle (20 drops)

For hygiene...

1) Change breast pads after every feeding
2) Change bra and shirt every day
3) Use towels only once
4) Use burp cloths, etc only once

LOTS of handwashing...

So, I know this is ALOT! But, as I understand it, you have to attack it with FULL force from every angle - treating everything that would be touching your nipples, your bottom area, babies diaper area, and babies mouth. I really think that many of us just partially treat it.

Also, my LC tells me that you HAVE to treat it for a minimum of 14 days AFTER you have no symtoms - to continue to stabilize the yeast.

My LC told me to avoid even fruit for a week or 2 - so I have really been focussing on vegies and protein. Eliminating ALL sugars and dairy.

So far, its working great.

LC told me that for moms that have it recurring, you and the baby should consider daily probiotics for the remainder of the breastfeeding relationship.

Hope that helps...

For more thourough information...see Dr Jack Newmans website.
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