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I just developed a yeast infection, does this necessarily mean I have thrush? Can a bfing mama still get a yeast infection down there without having yeast elsewhere?
 

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To my knowledge, it doesn't necessarily mean you are going to develop thrush...remember, although yeast is always present, conditions have to be favorable too...warm, dark, moist areas--ya know, like how *down there* probably is most of the time for most women...it becomes an imbalance in growth and bam, there ya go...<br><br>
I would just be careful for cross contamination--that sounds weird, I don't mean like you are contaminated and I can't think of how you would be using the same things on your vagina that touch your breasts etc... but you get the drift...<br><br>
I would also start taking some acidophilis (sp?)... eat some good, plain yogurt (add fruit to it, don't buy fruity flavor)...you can also apply plain, unsweetened yogurt to your breasts too like a cream... wash all your underthings in HOT water....keep your breasts nice and dry...try to go braless and air out your nips any chance you get...when you breastfeed make sure they don't stay wet afterwords... and maybe if you keep your bras in the same drawer as your panties I would separate them for a while...<br><br>
That is advice just based on research and reading, not on personal experience, so take it for what it's worth..hope that helps!
 

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DS had a yeast diaper rash recently, and so far no thrush symptoms for us. I think it would be the same kind of thing.<br><br>
I don't really know for sure either. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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is most likely from towels, or washcloths, especially if they are still damp....prolly worth changing these every time, and avoiding using the same towel for breasts and (ahem) undercarriage! At least, that's what worked for me!<br><br>
Hope all goes well.
 
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