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What is thrush?

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Asked by soccerfanatic14 at 11:12 PM on Sep. 22, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • basically just a yeast infection in the baby's mouth that is transmitted to the mother's nipples when breasfeeding. there will be white spots in the baby's mouth and it will be uncomfortable to nurse.

    Answer by jennifer588 at 11:14 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • a white coating in a baby's mouth. It's a yeast infection of some sort and is most commonly treated with an antibiotic but some people choose natural things to treat it. It's very common in breastfed babies and in some cases the mother is prescribed a cream to use while the baby is being treated.

    Answer by OBImomma at 11:16 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • it's treated with an anti fungal, not an anti biotic because yeast is a fungus, not bacteria. and yes it is very uncomfortable for a baby, they'll stick their tongue out and whine and some actually over eat because the milk/formula relieves the feeling. it's something you wanna treat right away, a lot of parents confuse it for being milk/formula residue

    Answer by aliishott2 at 11:22 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • my youngest daughter had this at not quite a week and we had a terrible time gettting rid of it, i was nursing n tried everything from pumpin gn only feeding with bottles to the cream,Nystatin is the cream we were prescribed for me and an oral for of the medicine for her it is a swish and swallow but obviously a baby cant do this so they will tell you to put it in her cheeks three to four time a day and get to swallow as much as possible, we even bought stuff from walmarts pharmacy and painted her mouth purple to try n help it was called Gentian Violet, however if ou get this it says righton the bottle call poision control if swalled, i freaked n called them, they said it was safe she wouldnt be drinking it and to aplly it with a q-tip and swab her cheeks and lips wherever the white was, it did work but i also know that diflucan that can be prescribed by a doctor works great. keep binkis and bottles very clean!

    Answer by fairytale2mommy at 11:43 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • It doesn't have to be in the baby's mouth. A mother can get it on her nipples without the baby having it, usually if she has had antibiotics and is prone to yeast. People who aren't bfing can get it in their mouths or other places as well. I know a 60-year-old woman who had it under her breasts and on her stomach.

    Answer by CarriePM at 5:19 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

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