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Tingling sharp pain in Breast tissue

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Dozeyland Mon 06-Dec-10 12:38:36

Tingling sharp pain in breast tissue, before, during and especially after feeding?

bellylicious Mon 06-Dec-10 12:55:40

thrush in the milk ducts is what it sounds like to me
i had it when lo was about 6mo and it was horrid
get to your docs and get sorted dont put up cos it'll only get worse if it is trush

Dozeyland Mon 06-Dec-10 13:02:52

im using the cream, do i need something else?

DD is on daktarin gel. will any other treatment harm her recovery?

moonstorm Mon 06-Dec-10 16:24:09

Fluconazole tablets.

Also grapefruit seed extract tablets also made a huge difference.

Dozeyland Tue 07-Dec-10 23:22:24

im now on "Flucoxacillin" for mastitis.

moonstorm Wed 08-Dec-10 10:49:49

Poor you x I had this as well. Can you get some probiotic tablets (Holland and Barret) to take alongside to help with/ stave of the thrush?

Hope you get better soon. You will get through it - I did (thrush, mastitis, shallow latch) and there's no looking back smile.

poppydog10 Wed 08-Dec-10 11:38:15

This sounds like thrush. I had it when dd was about 4 weeks old and it took about a month to shift. Not because it takes this long, but because I kept seeing different nurses, health visitors and doctors and they all told me different things.

I had 2 individual tablets of fluconazole (the type the prescribe for vaginal thrush) but this didn't work as i think we kept passing back to each other.

I'd suggest you ask for a 7 day course of fluconazole (i think it's slightly smaller dosage than the individual tablets). This is what shifted it for me. Some doctors are think that they can't prescribe fluconazole as it's not been tested on breastfeeding mothers but they can. My doc said it would not be harmful in breastmilk, and if anything it can help treat the baby too.

www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/pdfs/BfN_Thrush_le aflet_Feb_2009.pdf

poppydog10 Wed 08-Dec-10 11:40:37

Meant to say we have just got it again at 8 months. Went to a different doctor and asked for the 7 day fluconazole and doc prescribed it no problem.

Also asked for Daktarin Miconazole for oral treatment on dd. Works much better than Nystan (Nystatin) which is too gloopy and tastes horrible to stay on the baby's tongue.

It might also be worth keeping an eye out for a thrush nappy rash. Canesten cream clears this up very quickly.

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