Posts Tagged "baby thrush"
Got Yeast? It’s sneaky…it can show up just about anywhere, and unfortunately is very hard to get rid of once it’s gotten all comfy and settled in. Normally, we have yeast in our bodies, but when there is an overgrowth, it is called Candida. There is so much information on the web concerning the issues of yeast/ thrush, it made my head spin. I had heard of it, but thought only people who didn’t properly wash their baby’s bottles had issues with thrush. Boy, was I wrong!
After the birth of my second baby boy in July 2009, I started nursing him just minutes after he was born. Since I had previous experience nursing my first son (without any issues), I figured I didn’t need any assistance from the nurse. She even commented on how well it seemed to be going, so I gave myself a little pat on the back. Soon after that first feeding, I was sore; but that was to be expected. Later, when I tried nursing him again, he had a hard time latching on, and wouldn’t open his mouth wide enough. I made the mistake of letting him nurse anyway, and ended up with cracked nipples. It was extremely painful every time he latched on, and soon, I was in tears during every feeding, and I started experiencing shooting pains through one of my breasts. One night, I woke up with a fever, and wondered what could be wrong. I called my doctor the next morning, and without seeing me, diagnosed mastitis. They explained that the cracks on my nipple had allowed bacteria to seep in, thus causing the infection.