Thrush
An infection of the mouth caused by the candida fungus, also known as yeast. 
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Thrush

An infection of the mouth caused by the candida fungus, also known as yeast. 

Symptoms:

  • Reluctance to feed due to sore mouth.
  • Candida albicans (as thrush is known) is a yeast infection that commonly occurs in babies under a year old. 

Seriousness:

  • Speak to your clinic sister or pharmacist. 

Treatment:

  • Antifungal gel or drops for your baby's mouth, and an antifungal cream for your nipples if you are breastfeeding. 
  • If you are bottle-feeding, disinfect bottles and teats properly to ensure there is no reinfection.

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