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Question: Ds and I have thrush. I know that there are a few of us that have used this. How much should I take? I plan on buying it in liquid form. Also, how much do I give ds. I don't want to give him nystatin. Thanks.<br><br>
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nak....<br><br><br>
here is what dr. jay gordon recommends. (see link below) you have my sympathy. i had it with the first two babies for months and months. nystatin never worked for me. hope the gse helps!<br><br><br><a href="http://www.drjaygordon.com/development/bf/thrush.asp" target="_blank">http://www.drjaygordon.com/development/bf/thrush.asp</a>
 

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I would also recommend getting some powdered probiotics (try to make sure that there is at least 5 billion organisms per serving). When I finally figured out that was what was bugging Elliot, I started giving him a serving of it (1/4 teaspoon - just kept putting it on my finger and letting him suck it) 3x a day, and it has almost wiped it out in only 2 days. I'm also taking massive amounts and I think I've almost completely gotten rid of the thrush itches too.
 

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I have been using gentian violet and probiotics (both of us have been taking them since coming home from the hospital).. but I think i'm going to get some grapefruit seed extract tomorrow. She has spots inside her cheeks that just won't go away!
 

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starting the gfseed ext today. We have had both types of rx and no luck w either.<br><br>
I will lyk how it goes...tb continued
 

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used for 3 days-the thrush is almost gone
 

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I used it for a couple of days.. and I thnk the thrush is finally gone! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I'm going to use it a day or two more just to be sure <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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how often a day did you ladies do the gse? I'm doing 10 drops in water 3x a day and then Bio K for the babe... sound about right?
 

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I use 10 drops in water only once, plus in DS's mouth about 4 times. I'm also using APNO.
 

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one thing i read was to do it every hour when they are awake. I think I did it several times a dayfor a couple of days. WIth gentian violet, and baby acidophilious.
 

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Thats about what I did. I also took and I am taking tablets of it. I am also washing out laundry w it and having dh take it as well. When we were at Maggie's aftercare appt yesterday the Dr said it was pretty cleared up but keep doing what I was doing for the remainder of the week.
 

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Thank y'all so much for this thread! I think we're deveoping thrush - I posted on the breastfeeding challenges board, then did some googling, and then saw this thread, and I'm pretty sure it's thrush and not mastitis. I have an itchy, very sore sensation all over in my breast tissue, my areolas are a little "glossy", and I'm NOT feverish or having any heat or hardness in my breasts (mastitis signs)...<br><br>
So, off to the health food store DH goes tomorrow to get me some GSE liquid and pills! I don't see any thrush <i>on</i> me or in her mouth, so I'm gonna take the pills to see if it might be an internal type of thing.<br><br>
If things don't get better in a couple days, or if I get feverish or hard spots, etc., then I'll go towards mastitis and deal with that.<br><br>
But anyway, thanks for this thread! I didn't see it originally, for some reason, even in my own DDC <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 
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