Signs of thrush on your nipples or on your baby

Updated: Mar 18

Thrush is a yeast infection that can sometimes happen on your nipples and in your baby’s mouth. Usual symptoms include an itch, redness, pain with or without signs of rashes. It may show up looking like white patches or redness in your baby’s mouth.

If you feel an infection has happened, contact your pediatrician or your gynecologist for advice to get examined. Anti-fungal medication may be prescribed for you and your baby.

It is important to clean and sterilize all your milk-feeding equipment. From bottles, pacifiers, breast pumps, anything that will come in contact with your breast and your baby’s mouth will have to be sterilized preferably through heat treatment.

Ensure you and whoever is helping you with breast or milk feeding to have good hand-washing practices. Use an antibacterial soap to prevent the spread of nasty infections.

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