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Thrush? Blocked duct? Both? Long post - sorry

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Alieight Sat 11-Oct-08 18:17:47


I've been having a few problems feeding my 10 week old DS over the past couple of weeks, and wanted some advice. About 2 weeks ago, I had what I thought was a blocked duct - fed DS lots and lots on that side, warm compresses, massage etc, and it didn't seem to clear, and I also had a wee white blister on the end of my nipple. Finally, after waking DS up to feed at 3am (he's sleeping through from 10pm-7am pretty regularly), had a boob like a rock and a very distended milk duct visible on the surface. Didn't clear and eventually (was in a lot of pain), sterilised a needle and popped the blister-thing. DS fed, duct cleared, problem over...right?

Since a day or so after that have been experiencing agonising pain in that breast - when he latches on and for the first few minutes of a feed, but really sharp pain after the feed as well. Nipple is v sensitive - anything touching it is pretty painful. This went on for about 10 days, seemed to clear up and then this morning was right back at the beginning, only without any engorgement, just toe-curling pain!

Have noticed white patches on DS tongue, but he's asleep right now, so can't check if they are there all the time (assumed it was just milk clots when I saw them).

So where do I go from here? Is it worth going to the doctor? SHould I go armed with leaflets? Or should I just go to the pharmacy?

Anyhelp or advice would be hugely welcomed...

solo Sat 11-Oct-08 18:27:46

I've had thrush in the breast 7 or 8 times since Dd and it sounds the same.
I used a solution of vinegar/water on clean cotton wool pads to wash my nipples after every feed and clomiterozole(sp) cream after that had dried. I also put a very weak solution of bi carb of soda dipped on a cotton bud and washed Dds mouth with it a couple of times a day. I got this from a LLL lady who said she couldn't recommend I do it as it is soda which is salt, but she did say it would help and it did! HTH.

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