Compounding for the Breastfeeding Mom:
A common issue encountered by moms who breast feed is yeast infection of the nipple. Yeast is a fungus that thrives on milk on the nipples, in the milk ducts, and in the baby’s mouth. Some common signs and symptoms women experience are intense pain of the nipple/and or breast, cracked nipples, itchy and/or burning nipples. Over the counter products as well as prescribed treatments are often used. Many prescribers prefer to treat with a “compounded” prescription which contains multiple ingredients. A common “nipple cream” contains one or more antifungals, an anti-inflammatory and an antibacteral agent. The combination addresses many causes of nipple pain and/or trauma.