Purple People Feeders

My thrush seems to be improving, but since my milk letdown (the squirting across the room part) is still kind of painful I decided to take everyone’s advice and fight the yeast from every angle. I called my doctor for the Diflucan and a prescription for All-Purpose Nipple Ointment. APNO is like the Holy Grail of breastfeeding problems, the one magical thing that will solve all your issues and make you nurse forever. Unfortunately, the pharmacist has to order two of the ingredients so I have to wait two days.

In the meantime, I tracked down some gentian violet ($4.97 at CVS, ask at the pharmacy counter). It’s amazing, said the breastfeeding experts, but watch out it stains. It really works, said my lovely commenters, but it turns everything purple. You definitely need some, says the internet, but about the color… It was a lifesaver for me, said my pharmacist, but my baby’s face was stained for months. So I got a little bottle and started using it last night.

OMG MY NIPPLES ARE PURPLE. NEON PURPLE. PUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURPLE. Here’s a quick picture to give you an idea of what it looks like:

It also turned the baby’s mouth purple.

I’m scared to take Baby Evan out in public, since the bluish tint on his lips combined with his fair skin makes him look sort of…dead. The good news is he could star in ATTACK OF THE ZOMBIE BABIES no problem. Hollywood, we’re awaiting your call.

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  1. erniebufflo says:

    OMG that lil purple mouf is too cute! Sure you didn’t slip him a grape popsicle?

  2. h_a_l says:

    That purple mouth is too much ! but yay for gentian helping your nipples! my Sri lankan friend told me they use gentian to heal everything there – cuts etc. It”s also the main ingredient in Angostura Bitters which makes rum punch yummy.

  3. h_a_l says:

    PS: Ivy has that same onesie (it was a gift in a pack of animal themed onesies) and my mother always says it’s too boyish for her. I think it’s cute though she has lots of “boy” clothes.

  4. SarahMC says:

    I like his purple mouf and I like his shirt! All these boobie/nipple troubles have me crossing my arms across my chest here at my desk.


  5. Meg says:

    Oh, hon, your commentary leaves me laughing even as I feel sorry that you’re having nipple pain. When I scrolled down to the picture of you with two enormous purple dots on your boobs, I nearly fell off my chair.

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