Just wanting to hear what other mums think I should do. My DS is 15 months and is on 2 feeds a day, morning and night. For the past month, I have been in pain in one breast with a thrush infection in the nipple. I have been to the doctor and medicine is not working. Every time I feed I am in pain and then for about 2 hours after there is pain. I don't want to stop BFing but am not sure if I can keep it going...it's driving me nuts having to put up with this shooting pain each morning and night. Any advice?
On a separate note, just something that might get you ladies talking...when I told my doc that I was still BF my 15 month old, he wanted to know why, because he said extended BFing results in low iron levels. When I told the doc that the WHO recommends 2 years BF, he then told me that I should have started my bub on solids by now!!! Oh my goodness, I couldn't believe that he thought DS had not started solids yet! When I told the doc that DS ate 3 full meals, pretty much what we eat, plus snacks plus drinks water and milk, he was much happier, but honestly, as if my 15 month old would not be on solids yet!
Hear from you all soon, I hope.
I had a terrible time with repeated thrush infections until bubs was about 4 months old. Its horrible! I had nipple thrush but it eventually infected my milk ducts too.
What finally worked for me was a very strict diet: from the Women's Hospital in Melbourne. No bread, sugar, mushrooms, vegiemite anything with yeast etc. AND I ended up having Diflucon tablets every two days for a week. Cleared it all up. But you will need to talk to your doc as it was recommended by the hospital BUT not recommended for breastfeeding women on the box. So I had to weigh up the the research and ended up EBM feeding that week.
Hope some of this helps- I know how much it hurts!
LOL! And when I say talk to your Dr, it doesn't have to be THAT Dr! LOL! 15 months and he didnt think you had introduced solids!