Yep, MC is Going to Bitch About Yeast Again
I thought it was gone. I am on my last day of Diflucan (oral medicine) and have religiously applied Monistat cream to my nipples for 7 days. I pumped exclusively and carefully washed all the pump parts with hot, soapy water while Baby S dined from bottles with sterilized nipples. My symptoms went away! I was optimistic! Then I started nursing again yesterday and, to quote the ever-annoying Emeril, BAM!, right back to the burning nipples today.
I blame the stupid NP at the pediatrician’s office two weeks ago who told me Baby S did not need to be treated if he was asymptomatic. She was wrong. I knew she was wrong, but she is an NP with years of clinical experience and I followed what she recommended, which was not to treat Baby S for yeast. Did I mention I knew she was wrong? My midwife said she was wrong. The nurse I spoke to this morning said she was wrong. I should have not been so complacent and insisted on medicine for Baby S, too. (I just got a call back from the doctor: he says the NP was “not correct” about discontinuing the medication. So I will not be charged for that visit, right? She will be reprimanded? Told not to be such a smug beeyotch next time? Encouraged to research chronic yeast infections before opening her “I-Have-Years-of-Clinical-Experience-and-You-Don’t” mouth?)
Oh, and my hair is falling out. I had, according to Mr. MC and my hairstylist, thick, shiny, gorgeous hair during my pregnancy. At exactly 3 months post-partum, my hair started falling out. I knew this was normal, so initially I was not alarmed. Except that it kept on coming out. Like a LOT. Like ALL THE TIME. It is really thin now, especially around my face. I know my thyroid is okay, so here’s hoping the book is right and this resolves itself by 6 months, because I shudder to think how awful I would look bald.
Here is Baby S at 4.5 months, who somehow manages to make thin hair work.