Thrush at 9 months...HELP!!!!
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|Thu, 08-13-2009 - 8:09pm|
It never even occurred to me that thrush could be a problem this late in breastfeeding! UGH! On Monday I took Macy (9 months tomorrow) to the pediatrician for a persistent fever (which, of course, finally stopped that afternoon) but while there I asked her about us having thrush since my nips started getting REALLY sore over the weekend. Sure enough we saw some white on the inside of her lips, got Nystatin and today you can't even see a thing. Yay for Macy! Well, my nips feel like they're going to fall off and it is still absolutely excruciating to nurse her!!!! My mom got me squeezed into the Dr yesterday instead of having to wait for my original appt time which wasn't until tomorrow, the Dr prescribed me 4 Diflucan pills, I took the first one last night and the second this morning. He said to wait until tomorrow night and the next morning for the other two. I know Diflucan is supposed to knock this out and I assume it's working but I'm still in horrible pain! I want to scream when she eats! And at 9 months she's easily distracted at the slightest thing and while seriously rip off of me to check things out. I tried yesterday to manually express my milk and give it to her in a bottle, she refused, I gave it to her in a sippy, she refused, I mixed it with cereal and tried to spoon feed her, she still refused. She missed two feedings yesterday because of it (she did have some baby food though). She won't let me use the nipple shield either so what in the world am I supposed to do?? Even IF she would take formula (which she's never had a drop of) she won't take a bottle (she's only had 3 I think before 5 months and she hated it). Please HELP! I'm feeling hopeless, I know she needs at least 3 more months of breastmilk or formula but I just can't nurse her until it heals some. If I give her breastmilk in her sippy cup is it ok if she just sips on it? She's still getting used to the cup and doesn't chug from it, she barely sips on it for very long before getting distracted. I seriously feel stuck here. HELP!!!!
And TIA for reading this far! =) It's much appreciated!
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