Saturday, February 2, 2008


I have thrush! I cannot believe it! I've been so diligent and proactive this time and yet, here I am. The good news is that since Nate has gotten his milk via bottle, he seems to be okay.

Keeping my fingers crossed that the antibiotics don't screw up my supply again this time. GOOD GRIEF!

Hope all is well with you guys out there. :)


Laura said...

Oh crud! No fun. Here is hoping it clears up quickly, with minimal trouble for your supply. That really is a bummer. And the purple stuff makes for some rough face washings.

Jess said...

Jess, I suspected thrush within in the first 48 hours again- GEEZE! I just immediately started Gentian Violet and so far so good. If you are worried about the Diflucan affecting your supply look for the GV at your local pharmacy. It is a mess but it works like a charm. I even started taking probiotics 3 weeks prior to having him. I guess I should have cut more sugar out of my diet than I did.

Anyway, I am right there with you- totally stinks!

Courtney said...

Oh my, no fun! Hang in there and if you can't, you can't. Don't beat yourself up over it.

Carrie said...

Oh no! Call or email me if you need suggestions. Antibiotics actually make thrush worse b/c they kill off all the good bacteria - do you mean you are on diflucan or nystatin again (antifungals)? Anyway, hope it helps. Gentian violet REALLY works wonders. Remember to sterilize those pump parts too - I would boil in water w/some vinegar in it (prevents the plastic from getting cloudy and vinegar kills yeast). has LOTS on thrush. GL!

Oh, and there are LOTS of things up your sleeve you can try for supply issues if you want to go that route :)