Posted in Breastfeeding, Parent's Health, For Moms

Thrush?!?

Anonymous

I’m a first time mom, my baby just turned 2 months and I’ve had trouble BF from the start. He gets a good latch because I can hear him gulping and my breasts feel empty after feeding but my nipples are on fire. I started pumping and bottle feeding him to give myself relief. I can only nurse him once maybe twice a day. I’ve tried lanolin nipple cream, coconut oil, aloe Vera. Nothing eases the pain. They’re red, cracked and so sore some days pumping hurts. Any suggestions?? Could this be thrush?

  • G
    Tuesday

    It might be the flanges you are using with your pump. I have the Medela Symphony pump but use the flanges from pumping pals since they are more comfortable. It could also be the sizing of the flanges since most people have a size that is way too large. I also use olive oil on my nips before and after I pump which help keeps them from drying out. I never dealt with thrush so I cannot speak to that. I hope the pain goes away!!!! Wishing you the best

  • Kieli
    Tuesday

    Both of my daughters had thrush ... my youngest had thrush for over a month, and my nipples felt completely normal. I would try and talking to a lactation consultant and see what they think, or your doctor.

  • Anonymous
    Tuesday

    Thank you both for the input!

  • Anonymous
    Tuesday

    Your health is just as important as feeding the baby. You are in pain so get it checked out instead of putting yourself through maybe unnecessary pain.

  • Tara
    Friday

    I just had this happen on my right side and my Dr prescribed all purpose nipple cream ... It worked great. It was just cracked and irritated.