Originally Posted by emer_b
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.