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Treating thrush with fluconazole - 3 week old baby

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Sophia1984 Sun 28-Aug-16 19:12:51

Hi everyone, Has anyone been prescribed fluconazole while breadtfeeding a newborn. I have suspected thrush (and think it is in my ducts as I can feel it in my back when I breastfeed), with horrible split nipples, and baby has it in his mouth too. We've been using cream and gel since Wednesday but it hasn't gone away. I have some fluconazole and have taken the initial 400mg dose, but am not sure whether to take it daily as there seem to be some concerns about babies under 6 weeks and it accumulating in them Am worried I won't clear it without systemic treatment if it is already in my ducts though.. Doctors are being useless and Googling for advice themselves!

bigmamapeach Sun 28-Aug-16 21:02:15

Could suggest contacting Bfn drugs in breast milk helpline or a personal message to their Facebook page and the pharmacist to get back to you? Also see

bigmamapeach Sun 28-Aug-16 21:03:30

This has the phone no and email for the specialist advice

Mummyme87 Sun 28-Aug-16 21:05:42

Are you treating baby with nystatin? You both need to be treated otherwise keep giving it back to each other

hydrangea78 Sun 28-Aug-16 21:11:47

I took it for a fortnight. Cleared up the thrush. Tried everything beforehand. La leche league advice sheet also states a long course may be required. No adverse effects noticed...

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