Post # 1
Kayla had her 4 month check up on Monday where the nurse practitioner found some thrush. I believe this started probably over the weekend so lucky we went to the doctor so soon after it started. She was started to get on a really good napping schedule and sleeping better at night. Ever since Sunday, she’s been really fussy and having a harder time sleeping. I have been using Lotrimin on my nipples and giving her Nystatin after ever feeding. (Feeding is pretty painful on my right side right now.) I think the thrush is getting better, but the fussiness is seriously increasing.
Yesterday and today, she has hardly been able to last 30 minutes after eating before getting fussy and today she has been screaming at me all day…literally. She only slept for less than an hour for her first two naps (usually 1.5-2 hours) and every time I lay her down she screams. Does anyone know if this could be from the thrush or from her shots? She also is extremely gassy and hasn’t pooped as much as she normally does. Any help would be SOOOO appreciated!
Post # 3
I know thrush can be very uncomfortable and painful for babies especially when trying eat. Fussiness after shots if occurs should really only last 24-48 hrs so it shouldn’t be so much of the shots as much as the thrush that is causing this. Does she have any fever or diarrhea? I would say if it doesn’t improve by tomorrow I would put a call into the pediatrician.
Post # 4
Nope, no fever or diarrhea…in fact, I think she is constipated (compared to her normal). I was reading online that babies can get a lot of fussiness and gassiness from thrush so I was hoping it was that. Thanks for the advice though! If it isn’t better tomorrow I probably will call the doctor. I’m not sure how long the thrush should last after starting the medications. I have boiled everything that goes in her mouth as well.
Post # 5
Poor Kayla. 🙁 I don’t have any experience with thrush but I know how exhausting/upsetting/frustrating/etc… it can be to take care of a sick baby. Personally, I feel like if you think something is wrong, you should take Kayla in to see the doctor again (or at least call). Sure, it might not be 100% necessary, but it will give you some reassurance that you’re doing all the right things and that Kayla will be better soon.
I’ll send some “get better soon” vibes your way, too! We just got over a 2 week illness, so I totally sympathize with you right now.
Post # 6
Aw thanks Mrs. Spring! Yes, this is the first sickness we’ve had to deal with. She seems to be a lot better today!! I still can’t really tell if the thrush is getting better for her because she will not let me look in her mouth. She thinks it’s funny to stick her tongue in the way! I do know that I am feeling a lot less sore with breastfeeding so maybe I’ll see how she is over the next couple days and then call if she doesn’t seem to be better. Thanks again ladies!