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Any suggestions...they want me to give him diflucan or nistatin. I'd rather not give my baby medications. the thrush doesn't seem to bother him. Do you all know of any natural remedies?
 

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The protocol I got from the breastfeeding clinic is gentian violet. Once a day, at night, for 3-4 nights, put the gentian violet on nipples and get baby to nurse. It's really messy though, and you'll have to sleep topless.<br><br>
Although if baby isn't bothered by it, and neither are you, I wouldn't necessarily treat it. When I went to the b/f clinic, they told me that babies usually get rid of it on their own.
 

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Moving to Health and Healing<br><br>
ETA: Oh, and Gentian Violet isn't really all that natural. It sounds like it's herbal, but it's actually a dye derived from coal tar.<br><a href="http://gentian.rutgers.edu/GentianViolet.htm" target="_blank">http://gentian.rutgers.edu/GentianViolet.htm</a><br><br>
You could also check the breastfeeding forum for thrush solutions. <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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