Prevent a Yeast Infection on Your Nipples

October 28th, 2009

There are certain things that you can do to prevent a yeast infection on your nipples from occuring.

Since yeast does not like light. Expose your nipples to sunlight for a few minutes several times each day. Air-dry your nipples after each feeding. Air-dry your nipples after each feeding. Candida prefers warm, moist, dark environments, so make sure your nipples are dry and  exposing your nipples to sunlight some sunligt is a great thing to do.

Try and wear only that underclothes which have been correctly washed and dried. Elude wearing wet garments. Air should be ready to pass naturally to thru the material. It shouldn’t get awfully stuffy wearing them.

Air should be ready to pass naturally to thru the material. It shouldn’t get awfully stuffy wearing them.

You should avoid wearing bras that are not 100 percent cotton. Wash them daily in very hot water to kill any bacteria like candida. Avoid plastic-lined breast pads that irritate skin and trap leaked milk. If you are using nursing pads, change it after each feeding.

You should wash your bras daily in very hot water. If you use a breast pump, wash the pump parts that come in contact with your breasts in a bleach solution and boil thein in water for five minutes each day.

As I mentioned earlier, Candida prefers warm and moist environment, and to sum up in one word, try and wear as much dry and light ethereal materials as you can. If you keep the nipples dry, candida cant hardly develop, exept if your baby has oral trush.

Breast Yeast Infection Symptoms

October 28th, 2009

Breast yeast infection symptoms can be few, your nipples are extremely sore, you have a burning feeling, itching is also very common. In most cases your nipples will turn red and in some cases blistery.

Before I go further, I would like to tell you about what yeast infection is and how it develop. Candida, also called yeast, monilla or trush is a fungus that thrives in a warm, dark moist environments, such as the mucus membranes of the mouth and vagina, the diaper area, skin folds, bra pads, and on persistently wet nipples.

Yeast infection and breast feeding is a common problem. During or just after feeding your baby, you can also experience a shooting pains in your breast. Another sign can be that your nipples suddenly become sore after a period of a pain-free breastfeeding.

Check to see if your baby has oral thrush or a diaper rash. Thrush looks like white, cottage cheese like patches on the tongue and sides of the mouth. If your baby has this, you could also have the yeast infection.

The last thing I want to mention is antibiotics. If you are taking or just finished taking a course of antibiotics, it is more likely that you have a yeast infection. Yeast infections are common following antibiotic treatment.

If you are  having any of the symptoms I mentioned at the beginning of this article, and the usual remedies for sore nipples are not working, you should suspect yeast infection on breast as the problem.