- April 20, 2012 at 10:48 am #79571
AliMemberTopics: 1Replies: 0
Hi. I am a 30 year old new mom. I have had several spots on my skin for years now, very light in color and maybe 15 spots all together. They come and go. I have been treated before, but they always come back. They don’t bother me so I just leave them alone. Just recently I decided I should get them checked out again and started doing a little research. I found info on Candida and did the spit test. This is what I have. I have very few other symptoms though, but I have had the spots come and go for years and my spit test drew cloudy legs in the glass right away.
My question and concern is for my new baby.
Now that I know what I have and basically what I can do for it, I am concerned about doing a cleanse, changing my diet and adding probiotics and anti fungals while breastfeeding. I have done some research and plan to see my doctor. The research I have found all seem to contradict one another. One site says go for it, others fear the effects of “die off.”
Does anyone have any advice or books or websites that would be useful for me?
Thank you for any help.
AliApril 20, 2012 at 6:46 pm #79607
HyMemberTopics: 20Replies: 59
Oh, Ali, big hugs! That is hard! I was there just a few months ago myself. What I ended up doing was delaying full out treatment because I was nursing. I would focus on trying to eat a low sugar diet filled with as many vegetables and good proteins and fats as possible while nursing and taking good probiotics without cutting all sugar out or starting antifungals … I say this simply because you don’t want to create a huge toxin release while nursing, so says my holistic prac. I hope your doctor can give you some solid guidance.
I did those simple changes while nursing and then when my little one weaned, I went all out with diet and slowly added more cultured foods and antifungals. I don’t know if this was the perfect course of action, but I did the best with what I knew. I hope this helps just a little.April 22, 2012 at 12:25 am #79691
orka1998ParticipantTopics: 53Replies: 673
I agree with Hy but also wanted to warn you to be careful about making changes though. Do it slowly because huge changes could kick in die-off which you don’t want. I had a huge die-off from just modifying my diet. If you get into die-off, I am guessing that toxins would end up in your milk. Also, introduce probiotics slowly, smaller count first than increase it gradually. Probiotics could cause die-off.
Since you don’t have that many symptoms, perhaps your infestation is not that bad so maybe you are safe there, but better safe than sorry is my motto. But be glad that you found this information now! I didn’t and I am sure I had candida problem before having kids without making the connection and during pregnancy my immune system naturally was weakened as it should to keep the baby (babies in my case) so the problem surfaced after I had my kids, then all the stress of raising two babies alone… it all culminated when they were 2yo.
My advice is to make gradual changes towards better diet and as soon as your baby stops breastfeeding do the protocol. It will be good for you anyway as it is healthy and rebuilds your immune system. Making these lifestyle changes will also help give your baby a good start. Our babies like to eat and try what we eat so you can teach her or him healthy eating habits right away. My kids have a cup of kefir every day with me, I monitor their sugar intake and concentrate on home cooked veggies and good protein rather than processed food.
Best of luck to you Ali!
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