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THRUSH - CVQ's little man may have it - would it explain how unhappy he is. Please come and share your experiences??

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NormaStanleyFletcher Mon 14-Jul-08 23:10:18

Well that is it really

He has white spots on the roof of his mouth. He has just got out of hospital and did have ABs

come talk to us

(cvq will be here after she has realised that you all want to help and don't mind a thread asking for help - don't let me down)

NorthernLurker Mon 14-Jul-08 23:11:24

how old is he?

NormaStanleyFletcher Mon 14-Jul-08 23:11:47

8 mths

NormaStanleyFletcher Mon 14-Jul-08 23:13:07


NormaStanleyFletcher Mon 14-Jul-08 23:13:56

shameless bumping is the order of the day - you do understand this is not for me

FromGirders Mon 14-Jul-08 23:16:57

Thrush can be very ouchy for babies, afaik. There's loads of stuff on kellymom about it, some is here.
Is there a bf friendly hv around, or a support group?

hunkermunker Mon 14-Jul-08 23:17:52

There's stuff on the BFN site - hang on.

FromGirders Mon 14-Jul-08 23:18:32

Sorry, took me a few minutes to sift through the mountain of stuff on kellymom. Hope he settles soon - would some calpol be in order? Or could she call beck into the ward where he's been the last few days for advice, or even just some reassurance?

FromGirders Mon 14-Jul-08 23:19:10

Come out cvq, helping each other is what this site is about smile

copingvquietly Mon 14-Jul-08 23:21:12

im here.just embaressed to have to ask for help againblush

thumbwitch Mon 14-Jul-08 23:21:34

have no experience of oral thrush in small babies but I have had it myself and I had a terrible taste in my mouth and probably appalling breath - so perhaps worth checking his breath?

tbh though, the only real symptom I had was the appalling taste - it wasn't painful or anything like that. Is it possible the white spots are small mouth ulcers? They of course would be painful and cause J a fair bit of distress. Plus make it harder for him to feed. I have suggested calpol already for pain/fever relief - I wouldn't normally but I was dead impressed when DS was given calpol post-op - he wasn't feeding cos the oxygen tube had roughed up his mouth - but as soon as he had the calpol he was able to feed properly again.

hunkermunker Mon 14-Jul-08 23:22:54

The BFN leaflet

copingvquietly Mon 14-Jul-08 23:25:55

hes got some suspension the hospital gave me.hes had some not long was NSF that suggested looking in his mouthblush
ive looked and hes got some little white spots on the roof of his mouth but no where else?what i want to know is could these be what is causing him this distress or maybe adding to it at least?god i didnt even know he could get thrushblush

1dilemma Mon 14-Jul-08 23:26:02

DOn't be embarrassed I only seem to come on here to maon at the moment
that's embarrassing
oh and to say Hi to you
I don't actually have anything useful to say about thrush I'm afraid except maybe GP in the morning, maybe ask whether some yoghurt would help and I think it's worth him getting treated otherwise you can just pass it backwards and forwards

1dilemma Mon 14-Jul-08 23:26:52

what's in the suspension?

copingvquietly Mon 14-Jul-08 23:31:27

its the same sort of thing as calpol

FromGirders Mon 14-Jul-08 23:31:59

Don't be daft cvq, it's what it's all about! Do you have any symptoms? If you need treatment, make sure it's for both of you, otherwise you can pass it back and forwards to each other.
(Thrush is one of my dreads, never had it while bf-ing though).
I like that you're back to being cvq, coping is such a positive womanly function.
I think about you lots, though I haven't been on-line so much recently (pesky diy getting in the way). Life has been throwing so much at you in the last while, I feel there's bound to be something amazingly wonderful waiting for you some time down the line to make up for it all.
You're doing a fab job, if I knew you in real life I'd be really proud to have you as a friend.

copingvquietly Mon 14-Jul-08 23:37:46

girders that is so sweet.thankyoublush
well according to NSF i had to check my nipplesblushbut they are fine?

NormaStanleyFletcher Mon 14-Jul-08 23:42:00

Thank you all

I am off to bed

thingamajig Mon 14-Jul-08 23:43:59

My dd had this a few months ago, I was given some suspension by the dr which smelled of cherry menthol: this is an anti fungal not calpol. I wonder if you could get some of this. It didnt seem to bother her very much, and it had gone by the time I finished the medicine (5 days or a week? not long). And I was feeding and didnt get it in by breasts which I was worried about. So hopefully it will be gone soon smile

copingvquietly Tue 15-Jul-08 09:23:35

ive got him an appointment for 2pm so we will see what my gp says.

TheOldestCat Tue 15-Jul-08 09:30:38

CVQ - I hope your GP prescribes something that will sort it out for you both. When I had it, they gave me 1% canesten cream which I applied to me after each feed, washing it off before the next one. It was a faff. But it sorted out the thrush very quickly.

copingvquietly Tue 15-Jul-08 15:06:58

well it is thrush.its on the inside of his cheeks aswell.i didnt see that weve been perscribed something called Nystatin.oh joy.

Chaotica Tue 15-Jul-08 15:30:18

DS had it recently (still does a bit) (he's 9m) and it made him very unhappy. It put him off his food and he screamed a lot. Had Nystatin, but that didn't really work on the inside of his cheeks, so I was prescribed Daktarin (oral gel) as well for him (you can smear that on his cheeks). We're also trying to give him food with probiotics in.

He's happier now -- hope your lo gets better soon.

copingvquietly Tue 15-Jul-08 15:34:58

yes hes screamed on and off for days and was pulling off the breast alot.i had no idea this was the problemblush.hes been waking up an awful lot during the night aswell and not wanting to be parted from me<sigh>
im hoping we can sort this out now and i can get my sanity back.

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