Thrush: sounds like the name of a hot 80′s band. It’s not. Not at all.
Yeast infections are disgusting. It’s mostly gross because it’s like a living organism feeding off of you. Seriously it is. Most of the time you think about yeasties in your bottom parts. Who knew that babies get yeasties in their mouths and you get it in your boobs. SICK. After a week of regular human medicines that you get from a doctor not working, we’re onto hippie meds. Zdub and our lactation consultant recommended Gentian Violet or as I call it, the mother god maker of all stains.
Here’s what’s up. You paint your nipples with this purple dye. Literally it’s like a tub of ink. Then you feed the baby. Feel free to create a mental picture, I don’t mind. Then he becomes a purple monster for days on end and when you take him in public people give you side eye and look up the number for child services. And also your husband worries about things like staining the couch more than your shooting laser boob pain (I’M TALKING TO YOU B). But as usual, the hippies know what’s up because this stuff works.
Say hello to my purple friend.
And today I am thankful that breast milk is in fact, white.
PS I’m looking for a new pediatrician. Requirements
1) Near king of prussia, pa and surrounding areas
2) Ok with an alternate vaccine schedule
3) Is not an asshole
4) Doesn’t make me cry (warning, this is easy to do these days)
We thank you.