Quoting justanothamotha:" How old is he....."
Quoting ℐ+ℳ=£:" 9 weeks in two days"Then I'd definitely say thrush. Dark spots are often just labeled as "fungus" but so is yeast technically. Are you nursing? If so, are your nips in good shape?
Quoting justanothamotha:" Then I'd definitely say thrush. Dark spots are often just labeled as "fungus" but so is yeast technically. Are you nursing? If so, are your nips in good shape?"
Quoting ℐ+ℳ=£:" they look normal, they don't even hurt most of the time. No cracks, no shiny bits, they're great. I'm ... [snip!] ... as black/blue spots does that mean it's bad? It doesn't hurt him, does it? he feeds normally and doesn't seem fussy"Makes no difference & I've even heard of orange. But if it's thick & does not wipe off the tongue, I'd suspect thrush & treat as such. You have to treat you too though to avoid passing it back. This is a good resource: http://breastfeeding.hypermart.net/thrush.html
Quoting justanothamotha:" Makes no difference & I've even heard of orange. But if it's thick & does not wipe off the tongue, ... [snip!] ... it is yeast, you should see it start to fade within 24-48 hrs max. I get the Grapefruit seed extract at the health food store."
Quoting ℐ+ℳ=£:" Awesome. Should I take him to the doc to make sure, or just try treating him with that?"Of course you can. I never do as my 1st option if my kid seems otherwise happy. If I suspected something more serious was happening I would. If he has no fever & eats well & has normal poops, I would try a home treatment personally - but I also know as a new mom it ALWAYS feels good to have a Dr tell you what they think too - so either way. I will tell you they will likely prescribe Nystatin - I would try to avoid that. I was a pharmacy tech for along time & that has a lot of sugar in it & consequently I have not seen it work great personally or professionally. If you want a prescription I would ask the Dr for Dr Jack Newman's APNO (All Purpose Nipple Cream) it is listed on that page I linked. Write down what it says & take that in to the Dr with you so you can ask for it. I haven't seen a Dr say no to prescribing it so far when it is mom requested as a treatment for thrush OR any nipple problems & I've seen that work quite well too. Here the GSE oil is about $16...and a Dr visit alone is $30 for me with insurance & then the prescription costs on top of that (I think the copay was $30 on that last time I got one)...so I'd rather do GSE since I know it works for $16 versus at least $60 & no waiting in an office & all of that.
Quoting Monkey Nuts:" I'd say give Lucas paw paw a go, that stuff is great."Okay - you made me go look it up & I think I am going to order that. I don't think I can find it local, but I will try the heath food store to check.
Quoting justanothamotha:" T+M=E Let me know how little guy does! I'll let you all know how the lanolin does & order some of that Lucas pawpaw. Something has to work, right?"
Quoting ℐ+ℳ=£:" Hehe I might have to change my username, now that you mention it it's not very clear I'll definitely ... [snip!] ... I'll definitely let you know how it goes. I'll pop around some health food shops and have a look at the grapeseed extract "Hey make sure its grapeFRUIT seed extract. They make a grapeseed as well, but that is not for thrush.