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#1 of 2 Old 01-27-2007, 02:26 AM - Thread Starter
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I'd appreciate any anti-candida diet guru's help here- long story sort of ! Sorry.:
Went to visit naturopath (family friend)-he thinks I have yeast issues (among other things) BUT he doesn't know that much about lactation.
My sx are: depression, anxiety, moodiness, dry skin with acne, on and off vaginal itchiness, eczema, gassiness, carb/sugar cravings.
He didn't ask anything about dd having symptoms- can systemic yeast in me affect my nursling? (Via breastmilk?) We did both have a persistant bout of thrush when dd was 1-3 mos. After reading some of the posts here it dawned on me that her sleep problems, explosive "yeasty" smelling bowel movements, and eczema might be some candida symptoms? Am I on the right track?
How do I go about a yeast-cleanse safely while nursing? How can ketosis possibly be safe while breastfeeding? I'm trying to work up the resolve to do this- starting with just quitting all the white stuff.
Any insight would be great.

Heidi , wife to my DH , mama to Hope Isobel (4/3/06), Molly Grace (7/31/09): , furbaby Callie :
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Yes they all can be yeast symptoms. especailly if you had thrush and vaginal itching. Even if it's gone now, candida is hard to wipe out if it's systemic.
We also have yeast/eczema/diaper rash issues.
Low-carb won't hurt. What is important is getting enough saturated fat. Coconut oil will be very helpful (2 -3tbs/day) for both of you. You cannot take harsh treatments like oregano oil, so your choices are garlic, coconut oil and Nystatin. And low-carb. And lots of probiotics, digestive enzymes. Check out the healing the gut tribe sticky candida/yeast section for advice...
You can also try taking yeast-killer enzymes like candex or candidase. It gave my bf DD a rashy die-off reaction, though.
Ketosis is not harmful if you're not a diabetic. However, I don't think you'll go that far if you eat plenty of veggies and moderate amounts of nuts. By low carb I mean no sugar (any form) and grains, very little low-sugar fruit such as berries.
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