When DS1 was a baby he had thrush but I had no symptoms and he took oral nystatin and I did nystatin to my nipples and that took care of it. This time the baby had no symptoms and I had the terrible "glass through the nipples" pain and I decided to use probiotics and grapefruit seed extract (lots of both of them) to get rid of it naturally instead of with medications. It is VERY hard to get rid of systemic thrush. They suggest following a yeast free diet and taking lots of probiotics and GSE. I paid for a program on the internet that gave me info about how to treat it naturally. I think if you're dealing with systemic yeast you needs LOTS of Diflucan. A one time dose doesn't work like it does for a vaginal yeast infection.View Thread
It sounds to me like you may still have thrush. Systemic thrush in the breasts is VERY painful. It feels like razorblades coming through your nipples. I'm sure the scabbed/bleeding on your breasts is painful, but if you're having severe pain with pumping or letdown it could very well be thrush. You need to treat yourself and the baby as well as sterilize your pump parts/bottles every day. Yeast is VERY stubborn and hard to get rid of. Unfortunately, I know from experience View Thread
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