Question...did any of you mamas receive antibiotics during labor for gbs, or post c-section by any chance?
I had to take oral and IV antibiotics for a medical condition and a surgery at 2 1/2 months postpartum, and after that, my intestinal flora was totally screwed up for YEARS. DD is just about to turn 3 and I just recently (like in the past few months) feel like my gut flora is back to a more normal state.
I was having recurrent yeast infections right before my period like many of you. Whenever I felt it coming on, I would put a garlic clove in a 4x4 gauze pad, dip it in plain homemade yogurt, and insert, and it would stave of the infection.
Now that my gut is healthy again, I haven't had this anymore, THANK GOODNESS!! High quality probiotics as well as naturally fermented foods really helped, like kombucha and homemade yogurt.
I also had some subclinical hypothyroid symptoms at the same time as all of this, and I'm sure it's related. This has since resolved as well, but I think the hypo- was really messing with my blood sugar levels. I would definitely check into this as well.
to you all who are dealing with this!!