So you think your baby has the thrush mouth huh?
Ok. Don’t fret.
There’s a simple test to do to see if your baby really has infant thrush or if it’s just milk residue.
Milk residue and baby thrush kind of look alike, except with baby thrush, your baby can also get white patches on the inside of their cheeks and on the inside of their lips.
Infant thrush is basically a yeast infection.
If you’ve ever had a yeast infection “down there”, it’s pretty much the same thing. Your baby has a yeast infection in his mouth!
Ugh! That sounds really gross to compare it with that, but that’s what it is.
Some babies are not bothered by it and will continue their daily routine of crying, eating, laughing, talking, or whatever. As if nothing is wrong.
That’s how it happened for my 3 month old son. It didn’t bother him at all. But the sight of it bothered me!
For other babies, this yeast infection can become extremely irritating. To the point where it hurts to eat.
If your baby has white spots on his mouth or the inside of his cheeks, that's automatically baby thrush, no testing needed to see if it is.
If your baby has white stuff on her tongue only, here's the test to see if it’s thrush mouth or just milk residue:
Get a wet cloth and gently wipe your baby’s tongue. If the white stuff starts to come off easily, then it’s just milk residue. But if it doesn’t come off easily, stop wiping, because you don’t want your baby’s tongue to start bleeding.
This is thrush.
If your baby is breastfeeding with thrush, it's possible for your nipples to become infected as well, so get treatment immediately to relieve your baby and your mind.
There's nothing you can do to prevent baby thrush.
Only one out of three of my babies got it.
Luckily, I’m addicted to home remedies and getting rid of things naturally, so of course I used the cheapest, easiest, most convenient, fastest remedy I could find to get rid of his thrush in a matter of days!
And it worked! He hasn’t had the thrush mouth since!