I have known so many people who mentioned they had a case of thrush during breastfeeding, but like most things with motherhood, you don’t really grock the matter until you’re in the thick of it yourself. First I saw the tell-tale white film on her lips. And then came the diaper rash. And then came the pink shiny nipples. …Oh sweet mystery of life how did they do it in the olden days.
Luckily my nipples weren’t that sore – since thrush can be a major source of breastfeeding pain. But the other symptoms were unmistakable. I got on Kelly Mom and found “more than you ever wanted to know about thrush” and thus began the adventure.
First I tried some of the home-grown remedies discussed in "Natural Relief for Breastfeeding Problems" and even applied yogurt in all areas except her mouth to try to promote natural bacteria. But it was to no avail. I called the doctor and described the symptoms. They wanted me to come in. “Can I just take a picture of it all?” “NO,” they replied. It's a 20 minute drive to our pediatrician, SO, I went to CVS and got some Monistat 7 and put on like diaper cream for the next few days. And that was the end of it. At least for now….
The little lady is no worse for the wear. Breastfeeding problems come and go but your baby marches on!