They treated her and not myself for 3 weeks, then we both were treated/ OK for a week then it came back well never left. Now the doctors want me to pump and dump or just give up..I've been crying non-stop. This is my second child and I've never been thru this.
Dont give up. Breastfeeding is important to your babies health! Have you tried any probiotics? Culturelle is a good one available OTC. It has "good" bacterias that will help to fight the overgrowth of Candida in you both. You, yourself, may need to avoid white flour and white sugar containing foods as these are what fungi thrive on so not having "food" for the thrush fungi will help you eliminate it from your body. You might consider speaking with a lactation consultant as well. These are professionals who instruct women on breastfeeding and overcoming difficulties. In spite of being a natural process, breastfeeding is a skill and each child is different and so is each situation. A lactation consultant will provide you with warm support and encouragment you wont get from your Dr. Look in the phone book or call your local hospital to find a consultant in your area. Early motherhood is not easy. You are tired and stressed and adding a burden like this doesnt help does it? Hang in there and be persistant-dont give up! One day you will have this story to tell your child, plus you will be that much more experienced in the art of breastfeeding.
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