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Treatment for the mother is as follows: after feeding,
rinse nipples with a solution of 1 T. white, distilled vinegar in 1 C. water. Pat dry and apply antifungal cream (Nystatin or Lotrimin AF).
Expose your nipples to air whenever you can. Take 6 capsules of acidophilus evenly spaced throughout the day. Eat a lot of garlic or take odorless garlic capsules to boost your immune system and help in reducing the yeast overgrowth. Another outstanding immune-system booster is Echinacea. Take Echinacea for 10 days, then off 3 days, resuming for 10 days, etc.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|