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Old 02-12-2011, 09:39 PM   #1
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Nipple yeast infection....HELP!!!

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I know this is a weird topic. My 2yo apparently had thrush at one time that I did not notice. Long story short....I was pregnant and thought I had sore nipples from being pregnant. After a few months, I realized that it was a yeast infection of my nipples. OOOOUCH!! Anyway, I tried every cream imaginable and they didn't help much. OB dr. said I couldn't take diflucan while preg. So, baby is here now and I have taken 2 doses of difllucan a week apart. Each time, the problem got somewhat better and then returned after a few days. Baby and toddler are on nystatin.

Anyone have experience with this??? Any help would be appreciated!! This is my 9th baby and I've been breastfeeding for almost 16 yrs. straight and never had anything like it before!!


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Old 02-13-2011, 01:31 AM   #2
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probiotics? can you take them while preggers?
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I ended up Sanitizing everything that came in contact with my baby's mouth or my breast. I had to hot wash all of my bra's and nursing shirts. I microwaved in a medela bag all of the pump parts and nipples, paci's and bottles from the baby. All while using Jack Newman's APNO. I also ended up with 30 days of Dilfucan 200mg daily. It took a lot to kick thrush! OH and we were in sposies during the thrush time.


ETA: I also take a probiotic daily. While fighting thrush I took it 3 times a day. Whole foods has some awesome ones for about $20 a bottle.
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:00 PM   #4
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Use Jack Newmans cream... its a lifesaver!!!
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