Hi there, Eric Bakker, author of Candida Crusher with another FAQ; another lady’s one.
Can yeast from my vagina be spread to the nipple area?
It could, but it’s not really likely. You need to be careful if you have oral thrush with sexual relations particularly to be careful. There is a chance of moving yeast around the body by engaging in oral sex, but it’s quite remote though. It’s not something I’ve generally discovered in clinical practice.
A yeast infection can occur in the nipple area, so it’s very important with lactation to keep that area quite clean and dry and to maybe use a tiny bit of oil around the nipple region because oils and fats generally are anti-fungal. So just a tiny little bit of oil around the region maybe quite beneficial; a little bit of coconut oil, a little bit of wool fat or lanolin is quite good to help look after that nipple region.
It’s not really likely that you’re going to spread a yeast infection, thrush, vaginal yeast infection to the nipple region. If you are breastfeeding, and you have got vaginal thrush, I recommend that you follow my two-stage protocol in Chapter 5 of my book, Candida Crusher. It will give you some very, very good outlines on how to get rid of this thing once and for all. It’s helped many women, and I’m sure it can help you, too.
Coming back to the nipples, if you do have a yeast infection there, you’ll need to use local treatment and also systemic; always get a better result when you do that. Try and follow a few of those ideas and there is a lot more in my book you can read regarding recovery in this area.
So I hope that answers your question. Thanks for your question.