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my poor newborn

So my baby is 2 weeks now and poor little guy gots alot going on hes been having thrush for about a week and a half now dont know how he got it since we made sure all was very clean hmm can you get it through bfing somehow? cuz i was bfing a few times and was having some problems with one of my boobs ? but i got meds on the 19th and i been giving it to him and his tongue and cheeks are clearing up but now hes starting to get it on his little lip i dont know why! and hes still having problems with spitting up and milk shooting out his nose what should i do ladies ? I did make an apointement for tommorrow its the earliest i can get him in

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Asked by xaviersmamacita at 2:04 PM on Aug. 24, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Thrush is common, not because of cleanliness, their mouths are sensitive to everything, nipples, even breast, the milk anything reall. Has the pedi. gave you medicine to swab inside his mouth? You do it up to 2-4 times a day it should clear very soon. Just boil everything everyday till it clears.

    Answer by MommaRox4683 at 2:08 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • It could be the milk just sitting in his little mouth, try using a diaper rag and wipe inside his little mouth see if that helps atleast you are wiping the residue of the milk inside...hope this helps GL

    Answer by Butterfly1108 at 2:13 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • thrush is common if you were breastfeeding while you were on a antibiotic thats sometimes a cause. or if your nipples had some sort of yeast infection going on which during breastfeeding can be common because your nipples may not always be getting dry. there little mouths are sensative.
    as for the spitting up that sounds like acid reflux to me, have you tried a different formula or are you still breastfeeding? if your formula feeding your dr may recommend trying a different formula first befor saying its acid reflux. our little guy did the same thing when we switched him from breast to formula he has to have similac sensative he still spits some but not like befor.
    good luck and im sure all will work out.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:14 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Also use one of those boppy pillows so you can prop him up so he won't spit up as much you can lay him on it (on his back or his tummy bring his little arms over) they look so cute like he gets older it will make him walk to scoot, crawl, move alot more especially if you put a colorful toy in front of them...He is still tiny but they grow sooo fast. I pray he feels better.

    Answer by Butterfly1108 at 2:17 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Thanks ladies i appreciate it!

    Answer by xaviersmamacita at 2:29 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Thrush happens whether you formula or breast feed. It says nothing about cleanliness. It just happens and to a lot of infants so don't feel like you did anything wrong. Are you formula feeding because if so that could answer the spit up problem. Formula is very harsh on baby's stomach. It takes a totally different way of digesting to get the formula through baby's system. Also with thrush if you are breastfeeding you must be treated, as well as anything that goes into baby's mouth.


    Answer by Anonymous at 2:36 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

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