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  1. #1
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    Default white tongue?

    hi, anyone's LO has white tongue? mine is 3 mo and these 2 days i notice her tongue is white and she seem to stick out her tongue more often than usual.

    is this a cause to worry?

    pls pardon me on my caps. am pumping while typing.

    thanks

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    Default Re: white tongue?

    could be thursh?
    Are you in any pain?
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/...resources.html

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    i agree with andrea, white tongue def can signal thrush.
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    Default Re: white tongue?

    Can you wipe the white stuff off? Do you notice any on her cheeks and gums? I agree with pp could be thrush. I would see your ped to make sure because it can be very painful for you and uncomfortable for ypur LO to eat.

    I am pumping while typing too!

    Good Luck!

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    Default Re: white tongue?

    hem...its not painful for me. and she seem to be drinking well too.

    Dont see any white spots on gum or cheeks either.

    Is it harmful if it is thrush and untreated?

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    Default Re: white tongue?

    The white tongue can be normal milk stains, too. If there are no white patches on her gums or cheeks and she seems to be eating and acting normally, the chances of it being thrush are slim.

    You can check to see if it's thrush yourself. Warning: this will make your baby very mad. Take a damp washcloth (baby sized, please) and try to wipe off the white. If it comes off easily, it's a milk stain. If it stays on, it could be thrush. If you suspect thrush, call your doctor.

    HTH!

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    Thanks for the advice. I think I will observe if there's any symptoms of thrush. Will post updates later.

    Thanks.

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