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Wellness Talk

There are things you experience as a new mom, or at least I know I did, that are completely new.  After I had my first child I was bound and determined to breastfeed and I did just that, as well as with my other two.  All was going well until one day I noticed I was very, I mean very uncomfortable to the point of tears when I had to nurse.  I didn’t want to give up because I had my mind-set to nurse for at least one full year.   It was getting discouraging.

As my breast got more and more tender and raw I knew something wasn’t quite right and if I wanted to continue I would have to fix it.  At the same time I noticed my son had white all in his mouth so the two must be related.  I put a call into his pediatrician and in we went.  I was told it was Thrush which is a type of yeast.  A yeast infection I had heard of but I always thought of it to be in the undercarriage area.  I’ve heard of people (namely women) getting a yeast infection from taking antibiotics, in fact when I was a teen I had to deal with that and it was not fun.  I had not, however, heard of a yeast infection from breastfeeding but I was glad we got the diagnosis so we could treat it.

With thrush in a baby you usually treat with prescriptions that you rub inside their mouths on the yeasty areas, that’s what we had to do for my son.  For someone dealing with yeast  it can be something as simple as a one day prescription pill (which is what my doctor did for me) or something like Candida Yeast Control.  Yeast infections are no fun and there are many options to treat them.  Be sure to check with your doctor before treating anything you think is yeast in yourself or someone else.  And remember what worked for myself and my son may not be what works best for you so ALWAYS check with your doctor first and do not self diagnose, you can’t treat it if you aren’t 100% positive of what it is!

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Toni is a professional lifestyle blogger living on the sunny Florida Gulf Coast. She has a passion for Disney, Travel, Fashion, Cooking, Tech, Family Fun Ideas, Reviews, Giveaways and loves being able to share that with her readers!

Comments

  1. 1

    My infant son had that too! It was fairly easy to get over though!

  2. 2

    I breastfed all three of my kids and thankfully never had that issue.

  3. 3

    Thank goodness I never had that problem breastfeeding my son.

  4. 4

    my daughter had it but it was easy to treat, thankfully

  5. 5

    I’ve read that it can feel like a thousand tiny hot needles. SO not what you bargain for with breastfeeding. Glad yours was treated easily.

  6. 6
    April Decheine

    Oh man I remember the day my son had that. We got through it 🙂 It is hard especially if it is your first!

  7. 7

    Luckily, I didn’t have to worry about this when I was breastfeeding, but my s-i-l did.

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