my baby developed thrush 7 days after home birth, she is now 15 weeks old and we are still battling thrush.
no antibiodics during pregnancy or delivery. ped gave 80 nystatin doses followed by 60 more doses (and ped gave me a script for topical nystatin to put on my nipples) but no resolve .. better after, but not gone.. still visible thrush in baby mouth and feeling "gritty" while breastfeeding.
after we did all the nystatin with no resolve, per recommendations from lactation consultant we tried gentian violet. it cleared it up for about a week... then it was back again.
ped said i should f/u with my OB, see if they want to treat me for thrush. i went to the OB, they examined my breasts and said there is nothing to treat b/c they feel i don't have it despite my infected baby with visible thrush (took her to that exam with me as proof). OB said f/u with the ped!! (AHHHH!!)
i was able to get ahold of some diflucan. i've taken 2-3 doses here and there. it clears it up for baby (exclusively breastfed) for a week or so, but then it's back again. my OB doesn't think I have it, so he won't give me a script for the diflucan. all the ped wants to do is give me more nystatin.
i've eliminated refined sugar from my diet. i take probiotics every day (4-6 capsules a day).. right now we are "spot treating" with gentian violet 2x/daily for 3wks now, just to keep it at bay, but it won't go away.
I'm really at my wits END here... someone.. anyone.. help????!!!!!