Effective natural remedy for thrush for 1 week old? :( (Except GV) - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 4 Old 09-07-2011, 08:06 AM - Thread Starter
to-mama's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Hi everyone! My 1 week old has just started to develope thrush. I quickly developed burning, needle like pains in my breasts and small red dots..also have sore, sore nipples :(..I also noticed he has white patches on his tongue and zit like rash on his bum...


Is there a NATURAL remedy that works good? I really don't want to do GV or medications as I heard it causes oral cancer and ulcers in babies as well as it's alcohol content...


Breastfeeding has been such a challenge for me and I don't want to give up :( Any help would greatly be appreciated! Thanks so much!

to-mama is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 4 Old 09-07-2011, 10:20 AM
Midwesterner04's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 176
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Jay Gordon's protocol worked well for us. http://drjaygordon.com/breastfeeding/thrush.html.  In addition to the GSE and probiotics I also reduced my consumption of sugars/carbs, worked in natural antifungals like olive oil and coconut oil where I could, and washed laundry and my hands with the hottest water possible (toward the end of the outbreak I started adding stock pots of boiling water to the washing machine). Digestive enzymes, taken hours apart from your probiotics, can be helpful, too. I like Enzymedica's Digest Gold.


I also found Jack Newman's page helpful: http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/content.php?pagename=doc-CP.


Good luck!  You can beat this!

toddler.giffamilybed1.gifcd.giffemalesling.GIF  waterbirth.jpg. Can't wait to homeschool.gif.
Midwesterner04 is offline  
#3 of 4 Old 09-08-2011, 01:48 PM
luckiest's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: TX
Posts: 1,164
Mentioned: 87 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 84 Post(s)

I've also heard great things about GSE.  You can use it topically (10ish drops in 1 ounce of distilled water (not tap water!)) and/or orally (250mg 3x/day).  I would recommend applying every 1.5-2 hours, since yeast grows back about every 90 minutes.  Back off the concentration and use coconut oil if it gets irritating or drying.  I've been using it for weeks without success, but I think I've finally figured out that I've kicked my thrush but have a residual bacterial infection.


You can also do a vinegar solution, use a swab on you and in LO's mouth.  Just don't double-dip!  


Be really careful about what you touch - use a different towel every day, new sheets every day, change breast pads after each feed, expose nipples to air as much as possible (yeast likes the dark) - it's a huge pain, but not as big a pain as thrush!


Good luck, thrush is rough but you'll get through it!  Don't give up!

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Living and loving in ATX with DH (of 7 years) and DS (3.5)
luckiest is offline  
#4 of 4 Old 09-17-2011, 06:53 PM
anitakidcrazy's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

Find a TCM practitioner....herbs have helped with my baby.  Kan's formula "Easy Going". 

anitakidcrazy is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 16,127

20 members and 16,107 guests
Allmh , babydoulajo , Deborah , JElaineB , katelove , lisak1234 , manyhatsmom , Mayachel , Midwestmom2009 , Mirzam , Motherof3already , pgu2017 , RollerCoasterMama , SchoolmarmDE , shantimama , Skippy918 , Springshowers , sren , zebra15
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.