Anyone use Yeast Assassin while breastfeeding? Did it reduce your milk supply at all?
Yeast Assassin contains Black Walnut and Oregano Oil. www.kellymom.com
says that Black Walnut "is sometimes used to reduce milk supply when mom has oversupply or is weaning" and that Oregano is "known to decrease milk supply." But I haven't taken it myself, so I can't attest to its actions one way or the other.
I have been on an anti-candida cleanse (while nursing) for over 2 months now. I'm taking the following anti-fungals: Candex (was taking Garden of Life Fungal Defense but switched to Candex after my bottle ran out), raw garlic, coconut oil, and cloves. I am also taking 100 billion probiotics, fish oil, SuperMom, BoneAmi, horsetail, milk thistle, pumpkin seed oil, fenugreek, digestive enzymes, fennel, charcoal, raw apple cider vinegar, and hot tonic. However, I am currently in the middle of making some changes to my food and supplement lists, so this list will probably look very different in a couple weeks.
I just got the pregnancy anti-yeast pack from beeyoutiful, and I am nursing a six week old. Do I need to take all of those pills? ... I'm hoping taking all of these supplements won't overwhelm my little guy. Has anyone successfully done this while nursing?
Yep! I believe all the pills were meant to be taken together. I purchased the pregnancy anti-yeast pack when I was pregnant, followed it to a T, and ate very healthy MD/NT and still managed to get 4 yeast infections over the course of 9 months. So if you find that the supplements don't seem to be moving you along as fast as you are hoping, you might also consider adding some other things like raw garlic, EVCO, cloves, GSE, cayenne, etc. Check out the Natural Antifungals thread http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,695.msg230424.html#new
for ideas, but be careful as some of the antifungals listed shouldn't be taken while nursing. Like I said above, I've been on an anti-candida cleanse (while nursing) for over 2 months now. And while we still have a ways to go, I can confidently say that we have made significant progress. It might be helpful to browse through the Anti-Candida Diets: Daily Log for Encouragement thread http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,21241.240.html
. It's long, but if you start on Reply #241 on page 9, you'll start right where the thread was "revived" this past March and can read about the successes/challenges some of us have already faced. I believe rebeccahuff and I are the only nursing moms represented in this chunk of the thread, but hopefully some of our posts will give you some realistic expectations so you know what you are getting yourself into
I'm nursing and would like to do a yeast cleanse - and get it over with as quickly as possible! Seems like taking the Anti-Yeast Pack from Beeyoutiful would put things in high gear along with eating the right foods.
I went into my cleanse honestly believing that it would take only 40 days. Unfortunately, I was wrong. I think once all is said and done, it will probably take about 7 months. Not to discourage you, but just to make sure you are going in with realistic expectations. Your candida issues may be much easier to deal with than mine (and I certainly hope this is the case). But I think it's good to be realistic before putting a lot of heart and soul into something and then being disappointed. Like I said above, I would really recommend reading the posts in the Daily Log thread.
One more thing... are "Tummy Tuneup" and "Acidophilus Blast" similar? Should I take them both at the same time?
I don't take either, but I believe they are both probiotics, so IMO only one would be necessary. But since they're both part of the pregnancy anti-yeast pack, I'd take both at the same time. However, I notice that Tummy Tuneup has 4 billion potency and Acidophilus Blast has 8 billion potency. Our holistic pediatrician told me that I needed to be on at least 100 billion potency probiotic. So I'm taking a probiotic that has 25 billion potency, and am taking 4 capsules daily. Also, our pediatrician said that DS needs to be taking baby bifidus (not sure why just the bifidus, but she only wanted him on that as opposed to acidophilus and bifidus). I purchased the Garden of Life Primal Defense for Kids, which is a powder probiotic naturally flavored with freeze dried bananas. I mix 2 times the normal dose with coconut oil (1 T for each year, so at 10 months now, DS gets 2 t). But you could also just put some of the powder on your finger and have your baby suck it off (not sure how old your baby is and if he/she has teeth
Best of luck to you both, and I hope to see you over in the Daily Log thread!