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Actually, after battling thrush for months with my first and then now with this baby, too, I wouldn't bother to go to the doctor. You can treat it better yourself. They will want to give you Nystatin, which is a HUGE PITA and doesn't work.
First try these things: cut out sugar for a week at least. No juice, fruit, refined sugars, etc. Drink lots of water. Use GSE (grapefruit seed extract) in a couple ways: make a weak solution and swab your nipples and your baby's mouth every time you nurse during the day. Then also drink it -- but dilute it of course, it tastes awful. Put like 10 drops in a little water and chug it, like 5x day.
If that doesn't work after 2 days, go for the gentian violet route. It's messy but it works.
In my experience, going to the doctor for yeast just isn't worth it, especially if you have to pay out of pocket. Unless the above things don't work, then you might want to take diflucan. But nystatin is SO not worth it.
Mama to 3 kids. We live in a yurt!