Wednesday, June 2, 2010


I was hoping this time around to avoid my yeasty friend, but alas I have not. Since I'm storing milk though I looked online for some ways to kill the yeast so the milk I save doesn't go to waste. From what I've read boiling the milk will do it fine. It's also interesting to find out that the yeast is not killed when the milk is frozen, but it is deactivated. No studies have been done to prove whether it could pose a problem of re-infection to a healthy baby.

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What am I doing to get rid of it this time?

-Vinegar/water applied after each pumping before my prescription comes in (Lanolin is important to use after as this will dry out nipples)
-changing out my breast pads (for now I am using disposable ones) frequently and boiling my wool pads (they came with instructions of what to do which was very nice)
-adding infant probiotics to my son's first bottle each morning to treat him at the same time
-I also asked my midwife for something other than Nystatin and she's given me a prescription for Diflucan (I'll post back to let you know if it really works or not)

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Thanks for the tips. I'm your newest follower!