So, for the first time in 38 mos. of nursing, I have thrush. My nipples and my 3 mo. old's mouth display all the symptoms- burning, shiny red nipples, and white patches in his mouth, along with pained crying and pulling off of the breast a lot. I also have a vaginal yeast infection.
We are treating with GSE- 15 drops in 1 oz. distilled water, my nips, babe's mouth every hour. Been doing this for about 8 hours now, and it seems like my nipples are a little less red already. So I'm hopeful that it's working, but now we have a huge problem.
My 3 yr. old screamed his head off when I tried to swab his mouth and says he won't let me do it "never again". I won't let him nurse and reinfect me unless his mouth is swabbed. We're at a standoff and neither of us plans on caving- does this mean weaning? Can I not treat him, since he has no symptoms? Can I just treat my nipples after nursing him and let him be? Has anyone found a way to make GSE more palatable? He say's it is "spicy" and "yucky"- things he can usually get past (for instance, he will take straight echinacea if I bribe him with nursing afterwards, and he'll eat spicy foods).