Jump to content

Nipple thrush and oral thrush
2.5week old bub


  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1 spottydog

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:06 PM

Hi ladies,

Bub and i have had a eventful start to feeding, and we have been visiting the MCHN to get some advice.

Ive been exeriencing very sore breast/nipple on one side and a bit of discomfort on the other side.

At todays visit it turns out bub has thrush, which i suspected last week but the other nurse dismissed it! Anyway we bought some stuff for bubs mouth and i have been given some tips on how to care for my nipples, could this be the pain im experiencing? I hope it is, because its easily fixed.

Any tips from anyone on how to get rid of it and to stop it in its tracks? For both me and bub and to prevent it in the future?

How do we get it, is it bub or me?

Id love as much advice as you can give me. I get so close to giving up but dont want to this time round.

Cheers.

spottydog.

#2 !momo!

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:17 PM

I just got over a bout of thrush with my 8 month old. Yes my nipples were extremely sore.

We used a combination of  nilstat drops and the Daktarin oral gel. You need to treat both of you to stop it being passed back and forth you use the gel in bubs mouth and on your nipples. Make sure your nipples get plenty on air time the thrush thrives in warm moist environments. If your using plastic backed disposable breast pads you might want to switch to cloth.

Either you or bubs can cause it. If you have a cracked nipple it can form there or in out case bubs was teething so putting his hands in his mouth a lot. Just watch out you don't develop it below as well I did so had to treat there as well. Wash all your towels and bras and dry in the sun and wash hands before feeding bubs.

Keep treating for a week after symptoms disappear.

Ours was gone within a week my nipples stayed tender for a week after that

#3 Goggie

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:22 PM

Had nipple thrush 2 weeks ago but bub didn't have it in his mouth. Daktarin is the bomb

The pain is excrutiating, like someone is stabbing your nipple over and over again. It's awful but easily treated and went away in 4 days but like pp said, keep treating a little longer.

I hope it heals quickly for both of you

#4 spottydog

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:30 PM

Thanks girls, keep all the adivce coming.

I use cloth pads and have plenty as a 5 pair pack arrived in the post today too, so i can change every feed.

When you say treat after it goes, for both? Or jsut my nipples? Silly question i would expect you mean both? But the nilstat said on the box to use for 48hrs.

spottydog

#5 !momo!

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:37 PM

Yep treat both of you. I ended up using the Daktarin because DS wouldn't let me near him with the nilstat the Daktarin says treat for a week.

#6 spottydog

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

Is daktarin for the mouth? What is it like a cream? If i have to care for us both for a longer period of time i will look into something else.

The bottle of nilstat is 24 doses so thats 6 days worth, minus what i rub on me.

spottydog.

#7 JoMarch

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:44 PM

When I had nipple thrush early in the BFing journey, Daktarin oral gel for both me & DS was what worked, and yes keep treating for about a week after the symptoms are gone. Yes, nipple thrush is incredibly painful (for me, anyway) and led to a large crack down the side of my nipple.  You can also air your boobs out in the sun (yep, sounds weird but the sunlight/fresh air helps).  I did this in the backyard every day when we had the episode of thrush ph34r.gif

Think the other posts have covered the rest.  Good luck!

#8 JoMarch

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:46 PM

QUOTE (spottydog @ 13/02/2013, 03:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is daktarin for the mouth? What is it like a cream? If i have to care for us both for a longer period of time i will look into something else.

The bottle of nilstat is 24 doses so thats 6 days worth, minus what i rub on me.

spottydog.


Daktarin is a gel (meant for mouth), however you can use it on your nipples as well (and I found it nicer, less sticky etc than nilstat).

#9 Burgundy

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:51 PM

Hi OP,

Do you see a lactation consultant? I was doing the daktarin/nilstat but wasn't strong enough to get rid of it. Ended up taking several courses of oral fluconazole which helped but there is some disagreement on how much can be given during breastfeeding so definitely see an expert before you try it. Is worth throwing everything you can at it though as it can really hang around! Oral and topical probiotics also really helpful - break a capsule, make a paste and spread on your nipples - just wash off before you feed. Hope it clears up soon - remember the pain well!

#10 lucky 2

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:15 PM

http://www.thewomens.org.au/breastandnipplethrush
The link above is to the Royal Womens Hospital in Melbourne, it is not designed to be a substitute for medical advice as it is an information sheet for women with nipple and/or breast thrush.
Most women would not put nilstat on their nipples, they often used Daktarin or Mycostatin cream, you can talk with your Pharmacist about this.
As per the link above and pp's you do need to treat your baby and your nipples.
I hope that helps.
All the best.

#11 spottydog

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:37 PM

QUOTE (lucky 2 @ 13/02/2013, 05:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
http://www.thewomens.org.au/breastandnipplethrush
The link above is to the Royal Womens Hospital in Melbourne, it is not designed to be a substitute for medical advice as it is an information sheet for women with nipple and/or breast thrush.
Most women would not put nilstat on their nipples, they often used Daktarin or Mycostatin cream, you can talk with your Pharmacist about this.
As per the link above and pp's you do need to treat your baby and your nipples.
I hope that helps.
All the best.


I WONDERED ABOUT MY NIPPLES.

I have had this before with my now 3yr old, i gave up at that point as i was too tired and it was too much for me.

I was given the daktarin for myself and nilstat for my DD.

This time round both the lactation consultant today and the chemist said to just rub nilstat on my breasts after a feed and put in bubs mouth after a feed.

mmmm so conflicting all this advice, i may go get the stuff for me tomorrow.

spottydog.

PS love the link thanks lucky2


#12 lucky 2

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:04 PM

Maybe the Nilstat will be very effective, just because the pps say we didn't use this treatment regime doesn't mean it wont work, the pharmacist should know best and the LC. We shouldn't be encourging you to go against the advice of the Pharmacist and LC so apologies if my comments have led you to question your treatment (back-pedelling here wink.gif ).
Often there is more than one way to do things, there are a few different types of antifungal OTC's around, if you are gettng some relief in discomfort and the thrush is going away then perhaps the treatment is working well. But consider change if it isn't after consultation with the Pharmacist +/- LC?
All the best.

eta, I thought you might be interested in the link below, it is very extensive, I hope it doesn't confuse you more though!
http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/child/thrush-resources/

#13 ~spirited~

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:12 PM

I used nilstat on my nipples, that plus sunlight and fresh air cleared it up for me.

#14 misse10

Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:17 PM

Daktarin get in their mouth and on your nipples...for a week after symptoms go.

Keep nipples dry - so fresh breast pads or clean tops.

Spend 5 minutes a day outdoors sunning your boobs. Preferably in private ;o)

Buy Canestan laundry liquid. You add it like softner to your wash and it kills the nasties.

Cut down on sugar (or at least think about it!)

If it isn't better than the tablets the dr prescribes are good. good luck...it's bloody awful!

#15 Mrs Z Feral

Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:39 PM

I had terrible trouble with this while breastfeeding both boys! Finally the chemist informed me that nilstat only works while in the mouth, so administer it really slowly, it doesn't help once swallowed. I too had to use the daktarin cream on my nipples, just wiping off thoroughly before breastfeeding.

Washing ur laundry @ 60 degrees or above will do the same job as the canasten laundry liquid.

Super painful, we needed several doses, n battled it 4 what seemed like ever! Best of luck with it, just be consistent with ur treatment.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

A mum's tragic battle against inflammatory breast cancer

At just 37 years of age, with two young sons, Vicki was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. Now her family wants all women to know the symptoms.

The business of babies around the world

Pregnancy and birth is an intriguing process no matter where you are in the world. One soon-to-be father gleans wisdom from a new guide.

Finding a positive path through IVF

It’s not surprising that IVF is often seen as a negative journey towards the ultimate positive, but having a glass-half-full approach can make a big difference to the experience.

Giving strangers the gift of parenthood

A mum explains why she and her husband are choosing to gift their leftover embryos to help strangers achieve their dream of parenthood.

Does morning sickness get better or worse with each child?

Just as every baby is unique, so is every pregnancy. And that means morning sickness can vary a lot, too.

What's so wrong with looking 'mumsy', anyway?

Why is it that the word ‘mumsy’ has connotations of such a negative nature – but seems to be the only other option apart from ‘yummy’?

Trying to speed up the inevitable

As the waiting game of late pregnancy continues, this mum considers a few things that might hurry things up a little.

One month later: where is William Tyrell?

It has been a little over a month since William Tyrell disappeared from his grandmother's home, 33 long sleepless nights for his family as they mourn the absence of their cheeky young boy.

Winter's child less likely to be moody: study

Babies born in the summer are much more likely to suffer from mood swings when they grow up, while those born in the winter are less likely to become irritable adults, scientists claim.

Single mum of two creates award-winning baby app

Suddenly single with a baby and an 11-year-old son, Tara O?Connell developed an app to improve the lives of mothers who were similarly overwhelmed.

Food for thought: looking after yourself as a new mum

As soon as your baby enters the world, everything else takes a back seat - even the necessities of daily life such as eating are severely compromised, right when you need energy the most.

'Grabbable guts' campaign aims to cut toxic fat

The Live Lighter campaign will take people inside the human body to show the internal dangers of being overweight.

The best and worst month of my life

A new mum's first month of motherhood didn't pan out as expected when she lost a family member weeks after her baby's birth.

Facebook and Apple offer to pay female staff to freeze their eggs

Facebook and Apple are hoping to provide women with the freedom to build their careers without the added pressure of having children at or by a certain age.

How a pregnancy contract could work for you and your partner

The idea of making a 'pregnancy contract' with your partner may sound a bit silly at first, but it can help make the transition to parenthood a lot smoother.

Finding a mum-friendly personal trainer

Burping babies vs burpees – yes, new mums and personal trainers live in different worlds. But they can work together - once you find the right match for you and your lifestyle.

Alleged baby snatch incident a ?misunderstanding?, say police

Police say that an incident in which a man pulled on a woman?s pram while walking a popular Sydney route late last month was a misunderstanding.

Ebola killed my aunt and is shutting down my country

Three weeks ago, my auntie, a midwife, developed a fever. Sitting here in Sydney basked in Australian sunshine, that shouldn't be big news.

The night my ovary burst

One mum shares her frightening experience and vows to never take her health for granted again.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win 1 of 5 Canon Powershot D30 cameras

Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!

16 parenting truths you won't find in the baby books

I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.

Best and worst potty party cakes

It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.

7 tips for a financially festive Christmas

Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Great birthday party buys from Etsy

Handmade crafts to decorate and personalise your child's next birthday - from banners to cake decorations, we've got gorgeous party finds from Etsy.

Creative storage ideas for the kids' rooms

Creative and practical storage ideas for the kids' toys and books can also add some stylish decor to your home. Visit babyology.com.au for more stylish modern finds for hip kids & parents.

The 'yucky' illness that took over my life

I have a chronic illness nobody likes to discuss, as it involves toilet talk. But it needs to be talked about.

To the mum in the doctor's waiting room

Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.

10 space-saving nursery ideas

Starting a family doesn't always mean moving into a bigger house - not yet, anyway.

 

What's in a name?

Baby Names

Looking for a classic name, or an unusual name? Our Baby Name Finder is for you, search or browse to refine your shortlist.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.