Silly suggestion...have you tried blowing bubbles? For mine it has helped temporarily divert the crying fits. Although you guys would have to do it inside of course!
interestingly I have been able to divert her with weird stuff for short periods. I just wish I knew for sure what was wrong.
Just got your message! You can call me if you're up.Per Breastfeeding Answer Book, you're supposed to continue fluconazole at least two weeks, and one week after pain is gone. :( Thrush is pretty stubborn, I'd be afraid it would come right back if you stop. But if she's miserable, maybe trying a different treatment? I dunno, I just know thrush sucks so bad! I'm so sorry you had it! Feel better, Baby!
Hope you and Baby feel better. Baby looks so sad. Don't you wish you had a binky to put in your mouth sometimes? I know I do! Actually, I wish that I could give my 6 year old a pacifier still...it used to help him so much when he was a wee little guy and was sick, tired or just plain cranky. And it really helped us as well:)
Hope you and Baby feel better. Baby looks so sad. Don't you wish you had a binky to put in your mouth, too? I know I do! Actually, I wish that I could give my 6 year old a pacifier still...it used to help him so much when he was a wee little guy and was sick, tired or just plain cranky. And it really helped us as well:)
weird...i didn't mean to post the same comment twice. I guess I was really trying to be heard:)
This may be TMI, but when I was nursing and had thrush, it spread deep into the milk ducts, which results in shooting pains that feel like broken glass in one's breasts. This lasted 4 months before I finally couldn't stand it any more and weaned daughter at 1 year. (I would have given up much sooner except that I'm stubborn and she was so young. I literally quit the week she turned 1.) I'm convinced that the reason mine got so bad in the first place is that I was radically under-dosed for the infection at first, so I gave the little yeasty buggers just enough of the meds to help them become more resistant. The meds initially made the symptoms abate. They returned with a vengeance in less than two weeks. Long story short: I would NOT stop the meds short of using up the dosage. However, if Baby's symptoms appear gone, you might try the gentian violet treatment as an alternative for her. Try this doctor's site; there are three handouts to read on yeast, including one on the gentian violet, and I remember after reading tons of things about this problem when I had it that his advice seemed the most sound: http://www.breastfeedingonline.com/newman.shtmlAs for why Baby is so crabby: does she have a diaper rash? Mine did, and it was actually a yeast rash, which apparently is extremely painful. So on top of the oral meds, we did nystantin cream for the diaper area and this fixed things up right quick. Good luck. This is horrible, I know.
never too much TMI for me!I haven't stopped mine and I'm actually putting her back on it (only 12 hours late on the dose) since there is no improvement. She did have the diaper rash to begin with but it has cleared with the meds. We also have nystatin since she had it before and Kid also gets it sometimes.. but that didn't work on its own this time.. with the meds it cleared right up no nystatin needed. I did just get an email from a LLL leader saying that all Baby's symptoms can be a result of the yeast so I'm putting her back on ASAP. I don't see much reason to go to the ER (I will of course feel terrible if this turns out to be an ear infection on top of everything else) since she is hydrated, her eyes look fine, nothing seems broken, etc... HOpefully we'll get in tomorrow AM and I'll be able to rule out everything else.My breast pain cleared up right away too... but I hear what you are saying and I think both you and the LLL leader are on to something and the yeast (she had it for 10 days before treatment since we were in WDW) is probably much deeper now!
Oh, one more thing that could really help a lot, if she's eating any kind of food at all (and then I MUST stop procrastinating from grading papers by reading all my favorite blogs!) is to get some acidopholous in capsules at the health food store -- take them yourself, and open them and sprinkle 1/2 capsule of the dust into whatever you can get baby to eat (preferably a tablespoon of plain yogurt). This will help clear up the yeast by replenishing the balance of good bacteria in the body. Might be particularly useful if the diagnosis of abdominal symptoms is yeast-related. Good luck!
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