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We've been battling this for at least two months and the prescription for Diflucan for two is at home waiting for me. I surrender!<br><br>
I have another bleb...this time on the other side...and when I pumped this afternoon, I got quite a bit of blood. The 1.5oz I pumped (I was sort of freaking out and my boss decided to have a conversation...not so great for pumping a good volume of milk) was very pink. I dumped it.<br><br>
I have a call in to the LC but she may not get back to me today and a search in this forum isn't leading me to the answer to this question:<br><br>
Since I know it was bleeding while pumping, should I not offer baby that breast and just pump and dump? If so, for how long? (It stinks because that's baby's favorite breast and the breast that favors baby over the pump. Argh!)<br><br>
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Sorry to hear about your problems. Thrush is real pain. Are you asking whether you should nurse if there's blood in your milk from the bleb? If so, I wouldn't worry about it. Really, a little blood isn't gonna hurt the baby. It may look like there's a lot of blood in the milk, but really it's not enough to hurt a baby. I didn't even dump milk with a little blood, but I did use it immediately. I think the blood would affect the storage of the milk.
 

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Thanks, wombat. I expressed some by hand last night and it looked okay, so I went ahead and nursed. I decided if it was too much, baby would refuse and if I wasn't pumping at all, I wouldn't have known, kwim?<br><br>
Anyway, thanks for your response. Makes me feel better about my decision to just go on and nurse on that breast. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I did the Duflucan for two a few weeks ago, thrush is back again. I am not in nearly as much pain. Maybe my body got a brief rest from the awful yeast. I have slipped off the acidophyllus, but I am back on today. Hope this helps both of us.<br><br>
Ds does show signs in his mouth. I know I have yeast in my boobs, but it is not causing much pain. I won't give the ds the nystatin in his mouth-yuck!!! So we are ping ponging yeast back and forth. Hope you get some relief and heal, if the battle continues. Love, Kendra
 

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There is lots you can do to rid your family of yeast. This link has some GREAT tips.<br><a href="http://www.lalecheleague.org/llleaderweb/LV/LVOctNov98p91.html" target="_blank">http://www.lalecheleague.org/llleade...tNov98p91.html</a><br>
Newman's yeast protocol<br><a href="http://www.breastfeedingonline.com/candidaprotocol.html" target="_blank">www.breastfeedingonline.com/candidaprotocol.html</a><br>
Newman's diflucan<br><a href="http://www.breastfeedingonline.com/20.html" target="_blank">www.breastfeedingonline.com/20.html</a><br>
Newman's genitian violet<br><a href="http://www.breastfeedingonline.com/6.html" target="_blank">www.breastfeedingonline.com/6.html</a><br>
thrush<br><a href="http://www.breastfeedingonline.com/yeast.shtml" target="_blank">www.breastfeedingonline.com/yeast.shtml</a><br>
yeast articles<br><a href="http://www.lalecheleague.org/NB/NBthrush.html" target="_blank">www.lalecheleague.org/NB/NBthrush.html</a><br><br>
HTH<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hippie.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hippie">
 

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Blood in the milk will not hurt the baby. Milk is practically just white blood anyway, full of antibodies etc. We all probably have blood in the milk from time to time and don't even know it. With all the blood flow to the breasts while lactating, getting bumped on the boob (and that happens all the time around kids) can break a small capillary and dump a little blood into our milk.<br><br>
Good luck with the yeast. Take your probiotic, it is so good for your gut and your immune system anyway! I take it daily or I get a yeasty rash in the sweaty area under my breasts, and I, of course, am not lactating.
 

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Thank you for the links. I found a lot of advice at kellymom.com and tried as much of it as I could.<br><br>
We're taking acidophilus and I was swabbing baby's mouth and bum with a GSE solution and neither has seemed to make a big difference.<br><br>
How much acidophilus can/should I take? The bottle says one thing and each article another.
 

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As far as acidopholis, I don't think you can overdose on it, and a lot of it is killed in your stomach, anyway, so I'd take the highest of the different sites' advice. Also, try to find a kind that is enteric coated for you to take (the baby should just get the loose powder, of course).<br><br>
Did you try taking the GSE internally? That's what I did and it seemed to have helped.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hippie.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hippie">
 

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If the problem is chronic......<br>
treat the thrush for at least another week AFTER all the symptoms disappear.<br>
Also, yeast thrives on sugars and yeast, obviously. Cutting out sugars and yeasts.... don't even drink juice, natural sugar is a no-no when it can be avoided, too... won't give the yeast anything to thrive on. It helps kill it off.<br>
Along with your other remedies, use Lotrimin AF on your nipples and areola. After each and every feeding, wipe your nipples off with two separate cotton balls and warm water. Pat them dry then apply the Lotrimin to the nipple and areola. It rapidly absorbs so you don't have to rinse it off before the next feeding. Again, do this for an entire week AFTER all symptoms are gone... yeasties are nasty critters and still live even after you are symptom free. You are probably getting a re-occurrence of the same yeast problem.<br>
Good luck!
 
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