Do you think you and your breastfeeding baby may have thrush? Check out this list of natural remedies for thrush you can try at home.
So, I’m pretty sure Kaylee and I have thrush. Kaylee’s tongue is coated with a thick layer of white stuff and I’m getting shooting pains in my breasts. That along with very sore, burning nipples. Yippee!
I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised since I had IV antibiotics during labor because I was Group B Strep Positive. One of the downsides of antibiotics is that they kill the good bacteria in addition to the bad…
I really don’t want to go to the doctors and be put on more medication, so I was looking online to find some good natural home remedies for thrush.
I found natural remedies for thrush like:
- Putting yogurt on your nipples and in the baby’s mouth
- Making a solution of 1 tsp of baking soda and 8 oz of water to use in the baby’s mouth after each feeding
- Making a solution of 1 tbsp vinegar and 8 oz of water to soak my nipples in after each feeding
- Applying aloe vera to the affected areas
- Taking acidophilus and probiotics
- Using calendula (which is actually what they use in Uruguay instead of Lanolin)
- Eat more garlic and onions
- Avoid sugar and baked goods
I used a combination of these strategies to clear up my thrush. I mainly focused on the baking soda solution, calendula and breastmilk!
Be sure to see a doctor to get advice on how to best treat thrush in your individual case.