I'm assuming my infection is yeast, but nothing I have tried to treat it is working. Does anyone else have experience with it the way I have? I've had red, often flaky, sometimes itchy areolas, the flaky part cracks and peels frequently. under my nipples often cracks wide open- very painful! and gets infected. Everytime I nurse, it gets re-opened, and makes it harder to heal again. Sometimes I will pump off of one side, so that I can give one boob a chance to rest for a day! Nursing hurts everytime, and sometimes stings for a few mins after. Usually are sensitive all day, and hurt if they get bumped or rubbed on. They seemed to be getting better for about a week, but then it came back again and worse!! Baby is asymptomatic- he takes probiotics. I've used lasinoh, gentian violet, yogurt and probiotic capsules and liquid, apple cider vinegar wash, Lotrimin, a combination capsule that has GFSE and several other ingredients, and for several weeks, ate nothing except meat and veggies and nuts to avoid ANY kind of sugar- but when it didnt help, i went back to eating fruits and a little sugar sometimes. Am looking for solutions, success stories, and someone who may have had similar symtoms?? 2 and a half months and I am SOOO sick of it!!
Oh, we had no problems at all with nursing prior- this started when my son was 6 months.