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    Default Does anyone else do this?

    My mom tells me that wiping baby's mouth out with a wet washcloth after feeding him is something I should do every time he's done breastfeeding to make sure he doesn't have milk left in his mouth. Her reasoning is that it's bad for teeth (even though he doesn't have any teeth yet...) and can make thrush worse (we currently have thrush). Anyone do this?
    Mama to Evan Born February 1st 2007 Breastfeeding for a year...thinking of weaning
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    Default Re: Does anyone else do this?

    Well, I've been told by a dentist and I read it somewhere that you can start doing the wiping once a day or you can buy those fingerbrushes, which can help with teething, as well, and use that once a day. I don't think it is necessary to wipe after every feeding.
    Did you get medicine for your lo's thrush? If not yet, you should, because it can be transferred back and forth to your nipples.

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    Default Re: Does anyone else do this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andi View Post
    Did you get medicine for your lo's thrush? If not yet, you should, because it can be transferred back and forth to your nipples.
    Yep...we have Nystatin, but it's being stubborn
    Mama to Evan Born February 1st 2007 Breastfeeding for a year...thinking of weaning
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    Default Re: Does anyone else do this?

    I have had recurring bouts of Thrush with my DD due to antibiotic use. I have found Nystatin to be pretty much useless on its own. My Pediatrician has prescribed Diflucan and I use that, plus Nystatin on my nipples after each feed. The thrush usually clears up within a day or two.

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    Default Re: Does anyone else do this?

    I have not heard of that nor do I do it.

    Have you seen the many links out there on thrush and thrush prevention?

    Here's just a few...

    LLL:
    Thrush/Sore
    Thrush/Infant Meds

    Kellymom:
    Thrush resources

    Dr Sears:
    Thrush


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