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19-10-2014, 09:13   #3871
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Hi ladies, haven't been on here in a year and half, but I'm back, feeding my second baby, 7 week old girl. Always got the best advice and support here.
Anyway, all was going well until yesterday. Developed a really intense, toe-curling pain in my left nipple and into the breast. Can't see any latch issues or damage to the nipple so I'm almost certain its thrush. Does a dose of thrush require a doctors visit and prescription or is it something that can be tackled myself?
Not looking for medical advice/diagnosis. Just wondering should I be ringing the gp first thing in the morning
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19-10-2014, 10:23   #3872
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Congrats emer_b!!

I'd go to your go but I think you have to make sure they take swabs as it'd need to be tested. I'm not a 100% on that though.

For you, cut out dairy and sugar and take a grapeseed extract probiotic which is supposed to be the best for thrush. Also udos oil is supposed to be fantastic for thrush too.

Perhaps read to on what jack Newman and kellymom recommend for treating thrush. They're the experts in all things breastfeeding.

Congrats again
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19-10-2014, 11:09   #3873
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Kandr10 you are totally right he is too young. Unfortunately my OH is away this wk & I have to work Wed. Im kinda playing damage limitation with MIL. She actually told me (whilst baby was screaming in her arms) that I would have to give up breastfeeding cos he wants boob to sleep. Really she's just a huge worrier & wont sleep til thursday night. Normally she keeps her opinions to herself.

He usually swallows for a good 5 mins & then alrernates between sucking, swallowing & sleeping. He is figuring out to start swallowing again as soon as my finger hits the side of his cheek (to unlatch). Will try stripping him.
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19-10-2014, 11:09   #3874
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Kandr10 you are totally right he is too young. Unfortunately my OH is away this wk & I have to work Wed. Im kinda playing damage limitation with MIL. She actually told me (whilst baby was screaming in her arms) that I would have to give up breastfeeding cos he wants boob to sleep. Really she's just a huge worrier & wont sleep til thursday night. Normally she keeps her opinions to herself.

He usually swallows for a good 5 mins & then alrernates between sucking, swallowing & sleeping. He is figuring out to start swallowing again as soon as my finger hits the side of his cheek (to unlatch). Will try stripping him.
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19-10-2014, 11:12   #3875
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Hi ladies, haven't been on here in a year and half, but I'm back, feeding my second baby, 7 week old girl. Always got the best advice and support here.
Anyway, all was going well until yesterday. Developed a really intense, toe-curling pain in my left nipple and into the breast. Can't see any latch issues or damage to the nipple so I'm almost certain its thrush. Does a dose of thrush require a doctors visit and prescription or is it something that can be tackled myself?
Not looking for medical advice/diagnosis. Just wondering should I be ringing the gp first thing in the morning


Congrats on your baby I have a seven week old too had terrible thrush at 2 weeks.
It's that sharp intense pain that shoots right through the nipple right into your breast.

I suffered for a week until I went to gp.
I tried all of the grapeseed extract and probiotic yougart etc.
I had to go in the end.
It is extremely extremely painful when it gets in on.you.


I'd advise see your gp as between a bad dose of thrush and tongue tie baby had compressed my nipple so bad I can't feed from left anymore.
So i pump on left feed on right.
Remember to change your breast pads often. And wash any towels after use.
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19-10-2014, 11:21   #3876
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Hi. Its my first time to post here, just looking for a little advice.
My little man is 2mths old.
When im feeding him he never comes off on his own. He is a sleepy feeder & the only way I know he's possibly full is when he doesnt scream when I put him down, and even that only lasts 10-20mins. He refuses to sleep during the day.
We've just started giving him 1 bottle of formula in the evenings. Im self employed & have to work outside the home 1 night a wk. I would much prefer to give him ebm but Im just having no luck im that dept. We've been trying to settle him without the boob the last 2 nights (after his bottle) & he goes nuts cos he wants to suck, he will not take a dummy. Only doing this cos MIL has to babysit this wk. she is driving me nuts cos "she doesnt know how to deal with a breastfed baby" .
He eventually fell asleep tonight (after crying it out) but i touched the pram & he woke. We're in bed & he's only sucking for comfort, very natural & Im happier. Its where he should be.
Not sure if there is any advice to give but just needed to rant in a safe place.
Hi miss dense. In those early days a sling used to work when my husband needed to settle him. Might be a bit hippy ish for u r mil...! We used a moby wrap, got it on amazon.
 
19-10-2014, 12:07   #3877
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Thanks how strange, will ring the gp first thing tmrw. Don't want this to get any worse or spread to the other side. At the moment I can feed from the right and pump from the left to avoid the pain.

Thanks monflat also, just saw your post. God I can't imagine putting up with this for a week! Good advice thank you
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19-10-2014, 14:21   #3878
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Kandr10 you are totally right he is too young. Unfortunately my OH is away this wk & I have to work Wed. Im kinda playing damage limitation with MIL. She actually told me (whilst baby was screaming in her arms) that I would have to give up breastfeeding cos he wants boob to sleep. Really she's just a huge worrier & wont sleep til thursday night. Normally she keeps her opinions to herself.

He usually swallows for a good 5 mins & then alrernates between sucking, swallowing & sleeping. He is figuring out to start swallowing again as soon as my finger hits the side of his cheek (to unlatch). Will try stripping him.
I know it's stressful but there's really no guarantee that he would sleep differently for your mil even if you gave up. Maybe if she could come up some day while you're there and give him a bottle and try to get him off as a practice run? How long will you be gone also? If it's only a few hours it wouldn't be so bad if he didn't sleep. If you were gone the whole night I can understand the difficulty though.
Breastfeeding totally works even if you can't always be with the baby though. Honestly I'm sure once your mil does it once she won't be so stressed. She'll find her own work around. Does your oh give a bottle often? That could help the little fella to know it's not always you putting him to sleep.
There's a book that's often recommended here called the no cry sleep solution. I used it from about 9 months and found it great but there's a section for babies less than 4 months. It's well worth a read just for the general tone. She's very reassuring and not prescriptive but gives plenty of solutions that you can dip into.
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I know it's stressful but there's really no guarantee that he would sleep differently for your mil even if you gave up. Maybe if she could come up some day while you're there and give him a bottle and try to get him off as a practice run? How long will you be gone also? If it's only a few hours it wouldn't be so bad if he didn't sleep. If you were gone the whole night I can understand the difficulty though.
Breastfeeding totally works even if you can't always be with the baby though. Honestly I'm sure once your mil does it once she won't be so stressed. She'll find her own work around. Does your oh give a bottle often? That could help the little fella to know it's not always you putting him to sleep.
There's a book that's often recommended here called the no cry sleep solution. I used it from about 9 months and found it great but there's a section for babies less than 4 months. It's well worth a read just for the general tone. She's very reassuring and not prescriptive but gives plenty of solutions that you can dip into.
edit just to add you shouldn't have to change what you do 6 days out of 7 and definitely don't do anything that goes against your parenting style just to suit other people. Babies are great at establishing different habits with different people.
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19-10-2014, 21:24   #3880
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edit just to add you shouldn't have to change what you do 6 days out of 7 and definitely don't do anything that goes against your parenting style just to suit other people. Babies are great at establishing different habits with different people.
Just to say I totally agree with this- I fed my first to sleep for around 5 mths. I really worried when I left her with anyone even for an hr when I knew she was due a sleep but she either fell asleep on the bottle or one rainy day my mil had her fast asleep in her pram after being wheeled around the kitchen for 5 mins! I was amazed as wouldn't have thought it possible... Have to say my mil isn't a worrier tho and would just do whatever she thought might work without getting at all stressed- a trait I wish I had! My husband was really worried the first few times he did bedtime when I was out but once he got her at the right level of tiredness she would fall asleep with the bottle. And failing that he at least knew that a walk around in the pram would do it if it came to that. Can you get your oh to practice putting her to bed (preferably without you there as it'll be easier for you both!) to see what might work and then u can reassure ur mil that it can be done and give her the tips on what to try? Everyone has their own way of getting baby to settle. Just cos yours is breast feeding doesn't mean that no one else will be able to settle in another way. I'd guess as well that it will be much easier for them to do it when you're not there as they won't feel as much pressure and baby will know that you're not there right now but this other person is offering me comfort. The situation you describe of her holding your upset baby while saying there's nothing she can do while you're breast feeding was probably largely due to baby knowing u were there do not understanding why he couldn't just have you, you dying to take over (I know I always did!) and ur mil feeling flustered in front of you. I do think it's easier for a babysitter once they're on their own as otherwise both sides are a bit on edge no matter how good your intentions!
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Just to say I totally agree with this- I fed my first to sleep for around 5 mths. I really worried when I left her with anyone even for an hr when I knew she was due a sleep but she either fell asleep on the bottle or one rainy day my mil had her fast asleep in her pram after being wheeled around the kitchen for 5 mins! I was amazed as wouldn't have thought it possible... Have to say my mil isn't a worrier tho and would just do whatever she thought might work without getting at all stressed- a trait I wish I had! My husband was really worried the first few times he did bedtime when I was out but once he got her at the right level of tiredness she would fall asleep with the bottle. And failing that he at least knew that a walk around in the pram would do it if it came to that. Can you get your oh to practice putting her to bed (preferably without you there as it'll be easier for you both!) to see what might work and then u can reassure ur mil that it can be done and give her the tips on what to try? Everyone has their own way of getting baby to settle. Just cos yours is breast feeding doesn't mean that no one else will be able to settle in another way. I'd guess as well that it will be much easier for them to do it when you're not there as they won't feel as much pressure and baby will know that you're not there right now but this other person is offering me comfort. The situation you describe of her holding your upset baby while saying there's nothing she can do while you're breast feeding was probably largely due to baby knowing u were there do not understanding why he couldn't just have you, you dying to take over (I know I always did!) and ur mil feeling flustered in front of you. I do think it's easier for a babysitter once they're on their own as otherwise both sides are a bit on edge no matter how good your intentions!
Yeah that's the same as our situation alright. Both myself and my husband had different things we did that worked to make our girl sleep (mine being breastfeeding). When we were all ready for it, the baby most importantly, I tried different things from that book I mentioned to get her to stop breastfeeding to sleep. She was a good 9 months at that stage. Now my husband and I have the same techniques to use and we can pass them on to whoever is minding her but I definitely didn't do this until I could see the baby and I were ready. I knew in needed to try something else when the boob stopped working to get her asleep!
I hope you find a solution. It must be worrying to you .
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