Thrush/Immunity in breastmilk
I have seen several things about thrush through some of the posts, and feel kind of silly asking, especially since dd & I have already had it once (dr caught it, I though it was just milk in her mouth) but how can you tell? DD always looks like she has some milk in her mouth, she pulls off a lot during feeding but it is usually distraction related. I have some pain sometimes but usually after a night of bad latching (we cosleep so I don't see her latch) and at the end of the week after 5 days of pumping 20 min 3xday 5 day/week. Is there something else that would give me hints if she has thrush again. I would hate to take her to the pedi over nothing, the office is always full of sick kids and she seems to catch everything she comes in contact with. I was also curious about that, I thought that bf babies were supposed to be way healthier than formula babies. I bf both dd and ds (dd never got formula but ds did due to birth problems and supply issues) and always thought that ds got sick so easily because I didn't exclusively bf him. But dd is and she still gets sick real easy. Could there something wrong with my milk that it doesn't provide the immunities it is supposed to or is it just because she goes to daycare? Thanks in advance!
Amanda Mom to James (2/25/04) and nursling Alice (8/24/05)