Hey all, I know I have been totally MIA. I miss you!
A week ago I got mastitis and got the antibiotics for it. I also got a prescription for thrush, since I suspected we might have it, and figured we definitely would after doing a round of antibiotics. Anyways, I didn't start treatment for the thrush right away, I decided just to combat the mastitis first, since I wasn't too sure we had thrush yet.
Well, we definitely do now, and I want to die! We already have latch problems and now add to that extremely yeasty, painful, raw nipples! Every time I nurse I break out in a full body sweat and cry my eyes out. I can't even decide if nursing is still worth it for me. I know now that we have the yeast infection it is so hard to get rid of. BAHHHHHHH!!!!!
With all our travels over the holidays coming up, it will be so much more convenient to nurse, but I don't know if I can make it. I certainly don't want to be crying while nursing in an airport. Now I'm trying to decide if I should just stop now so I can dry my milk up before Christmas or just suck it up and deal with the pain. We only started the antifungal last night so I guess I should give it a few days to work. I just hate to think of spending Christmas with cabbage in my bra trying to dry my milk up if it doesn't work.