I'm 37 weeks pregnant with twins, and am feeling nervous but excited about breastfeeding them. I had many, many BF issues with my DD, now 4, and have spent a lot of time researching options, stocking up on herbs and meds, and meeting with my IBCLC in preparation for this time around. I feel reasonably prepared!
I am, however, positive for Group B Strep, and am feeling nervous about the possibility of contracting thrush if I get the IV antibiotics during labor. I was planning to decline the abx if I didn't have any additional risk factors (pre-term labor, PROM, fever, etc.), but my midwife is concerned that if I do, the hospital will make things miserable for me after the babies are born- find excuses to whisk them away to the NICU, do septic workups on them, give THEM antibiotics, etc. Obviously, if all of that is going to happen, I'd rather just take the antibiotics myself.
Any success stories from people who took the antibiotics and didn't get thrush? Favorite probiotics to ward it off? Success stories of folks who got thrush and successfully breastfed anyway? I'm a BFAR mom with supply issues, so the thought of anything else making breastfeeding difficult is a little scary.
Would love any advice or support. Thank you!