Answer:

Breast Pain


Category:
Age:
1 mo.
Helen Hansen
Dear Anne Mette

In my opinion it is absolutly correct to treat you as well as your daughter. I therfore suggest that you use Brentan Gel for your nipples as well as for your daughter's mouth.

Besides the medical treatment I recommend that you wash your breasts in soda water a couple of times a day, as the pH of soda water impedes fungal growth. Use also soda water for your daughter's mouth, gums, tongue and the inside of her cheeks by folding the corner of a cotton napkin around your finger and dip in the soda water.

Be sure to airdry your breasts after a shower and to keep them dry all the time. It is important that you use a bra of cotton instead of synthetic fabric. Pay attention to what you eat and drink, avoid products/food that contain sugar, as fungal infections thrive on sugar. Drink water and eat healthy in general. Avoid the white bread types and eat yoghurt with acidophilus culture instead which will reestablish a natural flora of bacteria.

See to it scald pacifiers, bottle teats etc, for at least 10 minutes.

I hope this is helpful and I hope you get better soon:o)

Kind regards,

Helen Hansen


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