Thrush is one thing that we have yet to deal with. However, there are several things you can and should do if you do have thrush.
1)Cut out all sugars, and simple white foods from your diet. Yeast thrives on sugar and simple carbohydrates.
2)Drink A LOT of water. More than usual, to help clear toxins.
3)Start taking a probiotic. This gives your body good bacteria's that will fight the overgrowth of yeast. Take 2 capsules 30 minutes before breakfast and take 2 more capsules on an empty stomach at bedtime, so the probiotic can work in your intestines all night long. It is best to drink filtered water while you are doing all this since the chlorine in tap water will reduce the number of beneficial bacteria in the probiotic.
4)Your Dr. may prescribe, or you can ask about All Purpose Nipple Ointment. GREAT stuff. Works wonders. (google it, also listed as APNO on a lot of sites).
cut this from a website that I frequent, and it has been good advice for several people who pointed me towards it when they were experiencing thrush. author of site is an IBCLC:
|If you use oral Nystatin, cut the prescribed dose in half and apply it to your baby’s tongue and cheeks every 3 hours. Most prescriptions for Nystatin are written with instructions to apply it to the baby’s mouth every 6 hours and this is not frequent enough. Yeast has the ability to replicate in 90 minutes, so more frequent application of the Nystatin will give the yeast less opportunity to grow. Remember to continue with applications every 3 hours throughout the night. Continue treatment for 1 week after all signs of thrush are gone from your baby’s mouth. Probiotics (like Bifidophilus Flora Force) given before feedings will be very helpful in replenishing the good bacteria in your baby’s digestive system.
Essentially, there is no reason for you to stop breastfeeding unless the dr. puts you on something (and you agree to take) that you cannot breastfed while using. But in most cases that's not necessary.