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Sunday, November 13, 2011


Hey, I have only recently found your blog (and of course I can't remember how I stumbled upon it), but from one former thrush-y to another - thrush was one of the most challenging things I've dealt with and the fact that it comes in the early postpartum period? Pure cruelty.

It sounds like you are like me and research the hell out of all of it and that knowledge is (1) power and (2) crazy making. Because the professionals are clueless and yet you need them for their diflucan prescribing ways. I had a similar run-around like you between the LCs, pediatrician and midwives.

A pediatrician I saw in the middle of our battle with thrush told me "You know, thrush really isn't that big of an issue. People just like to make it an issue." Cue me beginning to sob and hating that man forever. Because the gritting my teeth and weeping through every nursing session? NOT NORMAL!

Here are a couple of my posts on thrush that might be of interest to you, because sometimes it's just nice to feel like someone else has been down that same maddening path. A funny one: http://navigatingthemothership.blogspot.com/2011/07/why-thrush-is-great-top-five-list.html and one that lists every single FREAKING thing I did to help get rid of it: http://navigatingthemothership.blogspot.com/2011/08/purple-people-eater.html

I wish you all the best in your fight against the beast that is yeast. It will go away! And life will be exponentially easier and you'll use a burp cloth twice without fear and life will be all good.

Someone with 30 hippie thrush remedies in the medicine cabinet,

Lady Macbeth Hotel!! Oh my God!! Hahahahaha...

Oh my gosh that pic of Hannah... That is hilarious and adorable, although I'm sure you were less than amused by all of it.

Ok, I just tweeted you a little, and I hope I'm not overstepping as I'm now new to your blog (Hi!), but here's what has worked for me to get rid of thrush (I'm on baby #4 and have had it with them all):

1. oral dyflucan for BOTH of you. Really. BEG for some for the baby too. Even doctors and lacatation folks with some SERIOUS hippie leanings will say that dyflucan for BOTH mom and baby is really the best (and often the only) way to really get rid of it.

2. boiling everything like you're doing.

3. Besides taking probiotics, break open the little capsules (1 or 2) onto a small plate and add a few drops of water to make a paste. Apply to breasts and inside of baby's mouth.

4. Use a few drops (10 or so) of tea tree oil (a splash of vinegar would work too) to EVERY load of laundry.

5. Lay bras, breast pads, and pump parts in the sun (I use the floor and window seat in my living room).

Is this helpful? Am I being helpful or stressing you out? I know when I've been in the midst of thrush, sometimes hearing of MORE remedies just wore me DOWN. I didn't have it IN ME to try ANYTHING ELSE. I'm sorry if that's how this is making you feel.

I hope you get over it soon! It sucks so much and is soooo much extra work! (When my daughter was 2 weeks old and we were heavy in the midst of our first round of thrush, we JUST had started feeling better and I got MASTITS! Which means, antibiotics! Which helps thrush GROW! I sobbed, naturally.)

Best line ever: Lady Macbeth Hotel. I snorted soda out my nose.


Love the FNL reference. You can do it!

haha! I was just going to suggest talking to http://navigatingthemothership.blogspot.com/ but then I saw that she was your first comment! small world eh? Good luck!

Thank you for the purple baby picture! And Lady Macbeth Hotel. Who knew that thrush could be kind of hilarious? Not I. Keep up the good fight!

You are my breastfeeding hero. You will win!

When I see a Baby thrush, I feel vary bad. This is a baby yeast infection due to origin by infected mother. In this case mother should certainly tacke care about Yeast Infection. Mother should improve there immune system to care no further infection.
Lactobacillus Acidophilus might be help a next step to prevent this infection.
Look hare, How to treat Yeast Infection? What remedy have to use and what to not be exceed. What is Lactobacillus Acidophilus and more...

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