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  Thrush commonly causes cracks that go around the base of the bottom of the nipple. As I said in an earlier post, when my nipple got 'thrush-like' cracks, I used monistat cream twice a day. I bought it from the pharmacy - I didn't have to see my doctor. I figured for $8 a tube, if it worked that was great and if not there weren't any bad side-effects and I hadn't lost too much money and I would see a doctor. La Leche League talks about Monistat here:...
Great news about the weight gain! Hopefully you can drop the formula soon and then slowly back off the extra bottle feeds. Before long you two will be nursing up a storm and all this will be behind you!   Did you find someone to assess baby for tongue-tie? They are a cause of poor milk transfer.
What have you tried to treat it?  
Ouch!   This kellymom info may be useful http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mother/breast-abscess/   I'd want to see a breastfeeding friendly doctor about this asap. (I live in Canada and don't need to think about paying out of pocket.)
Is the 24 hour time frame because you have to be apart for that long, or because someone has told you that you can't nurse after surgery because of the medication?   If at all possible I'd try to do what Katelove did, and nurse in the hospital before and after surgery. This will be good for your little one, and also for you - you do not want mastitis or engorgement after surgery! And I can't imagine trying to pump after surgery either.   good luck!   (These...
Check out Dr Jack Newman's thrush protocol - you may see something there you'd like to try.   http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/content.php?pagename=doc-CP  
I posted this in the duplicate thread. Want to include it here to make sure you see the article. I agree with the PP about feeding often enough as well. My DS was nursing every 90 minutes (from the end of one feed to the start of the next) at that age.   ----------------- You may find this article informative - especially with few stools and little weight gain: http://www.llli.org/llleaderweb/lv/lvdec97jan98p123.html   The other thing I would look into is...
Me, I'd get a blood draw for hemoglobin rather than a finger stick.  I'd want a test I was confident in before acting.
You may find this article informative - especially with few stools and little weight gain: http://www.llli.org/llleaderweb/lv/lvdec97jan98p123.html   The other thing I would look into is tongue-tie.   If milk supply and transfer are good, I'd ask my doctor to start to look for other reasons - sensitivities to foods, and other medical issues.   Good luck, this must be frustrating for you!    
It has a crack (cracks are common with thrush) and was pinker than normal. Also it was only on one side.
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