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breastfeeding pain and problems

I am having a few related problems with breastfeeding and am unsure which remedy to try at this point (baby is 6 weeks old and has trouble latching on some times):

1. baby has thrush (white spots on tongue). I have painful nipples and had shooting pains earlier which all indicated I had it as well. I used Borax 30c which got rid of shooting pains for me and cleared up red bumps all over baby's face, but he still has white coating on his tongue.

2. my milk has partially dried up because of lack of nursing due to pain last week. I am pumping again and he is nursing again, but now it is painful when my milk lets down.

3. sharp shooting pain in milk ducts right around nipple, especially when it lets down. Pain is there all the time but varies in intensity.

4. nipples sore constantly between feedings.

Baby had a reddish rash on one cheek which I think has cleared, and as I mentioned the red bumps have receeded (they went away completely when I wasn't nursing and then came back when we started again).

I am taking alfalfa and mixture of other herbs (fennel seed, etc) for increasing milk supply, but the thrush is causing me the problems, along with the sharp pains which are almost non-stop. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
  hisnfaith on 2007-12-06
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dose of chamomilla for u only--1 pellet 30c in 4 oz water--stir -- 1teaspon dose-9babe affected through breast milk)- no repeat dose--knock off sweets(all sweets)(all foods with sugar...etc)---and no herbs and such--allow chamomilla response --without other med influence---if due to candida (yeast) --then chamoilla will only be partial relief-if at all--have sulphur and hepar sulph on hand--but start with chamomila--adjust--start with diet adjustent as mentioned----

what treatments u undergo past (latest)?list meds used (allo/homoeo) and symptoms that were prescribed upon
John Stanton last decade
I suspect it is candida, after reading symptoms.

As for latest meds, etc, here goes:

1. Arsenicum Album - I started having allergic reactions to something in our barn which caused my nasal passages to clog and I felt like I couldn't get enough air in (started feeling suffocated and almost like a panic attack without the fear). I take a 'wet' dose (I dissolved a 200c in 4 oz water and dilute 1 tsp in another 4 oz and take 1 tsp of that) whenever I feel the breathing issues. Haven't had to take one in several days - last few times into the barn have been ok.

2. Took 200c Bryonia yesterday on advice of someone to help with breast pain.

3. Have taken ibuprofen in past week off and on for pain.

4. Had a c-section at the end of Oct, so had medication from that (ibuprofen and oxycodone afterwards for 3-4 days).

5. Past 2 years have been trying to get rid of something that started as cellulitis. It is complicated and the symptoms are recurring but not regular. The most recent symptoms which came back after my c-sec(the cellulitis is in my abdomen) are night sweats periodically, abdominal pain (stomach similar to nausea), oozing from my navel, chills and sometimes not being able to get warm. I have not taken a remedy for this in almost a year though. I was seeing a homeopath to start but couldn't keep affording it - he started me on Staphysagria, then we tried Rhus Tox, Carcinosin, and last was Mercurius. I am better now than when we started, but it is still here (originally I would get a red rash on my abdomen and get 105 fever with violent shaking).

6. Also during the pregnancy I took several doses of Colocynthis for gallbladder attacks. And a few times Carbo Veg for digestive issues. Some Belladonna for severe headaches after the baby was born. I think that is it.

I will cut out sugar although that will be hard - I appear to have some sort of 'addiction' to sugar and sugary foods. I do have sulphur and hepar on hand (hepar only in 200c dose though, I'll go get a 30c).

I was just getting ready to take Phellandrium so I will wait on it.

I am curious about the Chamomilla - while I am more irritable right now, my baby is not. He is the opposite of the mental picture of chamomilla - he is calm, not crying, very happy in fact. Besides the spots on his tongue, you wouldn't know anything is wrong. When he is awake he is happy and alert, looking around and curious.
hisnfaith last decade
u babe wilbe better off when breast feeding period is over--seems ur health is compromised---but be that as it may--at this time the babe and u are be treated as 1---dose with chamomilla as mentioned---though may need address all meds u had taken-some seen be indiscreminatingly--relax--take this slow--and not be tempted jump remedy to remedy---craving for sugar--be expected if candida is prvalent--we will seen--

as it stands currently---what symptomsu observe with self--other than the breast symptoms already mentioned--be clear as possible
John Stanton last decade

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