17 December 2006

Okay, quick recap. Evan and I actually got to go to an adult party (not a playboy party, just one without kids), and it was lovely!! Santa has gotten all of the Christmas presents and we are more excited about the gifts for the kids than I ever was for myself on Christmas morning.

And in other news, Elijah and I have what is known as thrush. This causes really no problems for him (thank goodness) other than a white mouth. But for me, it is causing searing hot pain in my nipples. Sorry to have to say nipple, but they are sort of bloody and on fire at all times. We are treating it, but I actually gave my own son formula last night. It greatly sadens me, but it had to be done. I am hoping that we fight it soon and life will get back to normal.

I'll post pictures again soon, but today we are wrapping Christmas presents galore.

1 comment:

Lulu said...

i guess you probably know all this, but i thought i'd send anyway...

If you feel that you have chronic yeast infection of the nipples and/or breasts, here are some steps you can take to eradicate it:

Treat baby – even if baby's thrush has resolved.

Acidophilus – this is a very important natural remedy for any yeast infection.

After each nursing, follow these 5 steps:
Breastmilk – massage a bit into the nipples after nursing, then let air-dry.

White vinegar – mix a solution of one tablespoon white vinegar in one cup of water. Keep the bottle next to your nursing chair. Dab a bit onto each nipple and let air dry after each nursing.

Nystatin anti-fungal cream – available by prescription. Apply 2 to 3 times a day to each nipple after nursing.

Clortrimazole anti-fungal cream – you can use this over-the-counter cream in place of Nystatin. Do not use both!

Hydrocortisone ointment 2.5% - available by prescription and if recommended by your doctor for severely swollen painful nipples. Apply 2 to 3 times a day when not applying nystatin.

Diflucan – this is a very strong prescription anti-fungal pill. It can be used under supervision by your OB/GYN or baby's pediatrician to treat very severe and stubborn infections.

Good luck. :)