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Thread: What are the signs of a yeast infection??

  1. #1
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    Default What are the signs of a yeast infection??

    Just curious to know what the signs are in mum or baby???

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    Default Re: What are the signs of a yeast infection??

    This is from the Breastfeeding Answer Book (LLL Pub):

    "A mother may have some or all of the following possible symptoms of thrush:

    -Intense nipple or breast pain that may last throughout the feeding and is not improved with better latch-on and positioning
    -Sudden onset of nipple and/or breast pain after a period of comfortable feeding
    -Itchy or burning nipples, which may look normal or may appear pink or red, shiny, flaky, and/or have a rash with tiny blister,
    -Traces of white fungus in the folds of the nipple or breast,
    -Cracked nipples, either a new crack or a previous crack from nipple trauma that will not heal,
    -Shooting pains in the breast during or after feedings,
    -Nipple and/or breast pain while correctly using a hospital-grade automatic electric breast pump (suction not up too high) that has been checked for proper fit (nipple tunnels not too small),
    -Vaginal yeast infection...

    In the baby, possible symptoms of thrush include:
    -White patches on the baby's gums, cheeks, palate, tonsils, and/or tongue (iff wiped off, they may look red or bleed),
    -Diaper rash (may be simply red or red with raised dots),
    -A whitish sheen to the inside of the lips or the saliva,
    -Baby repeatedly pulling off the breast, making a clicking sound while nursing, or refusing the breast because his mouth is sore,
    -Gassiness and fussiness,
    -Rarely, thrush is a constributing factor in slow weight gain

    The baby may also be without visible symptoms." (p.480)

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    Default Re: What are the signs of a yeast infection??

    Thanks . Well that rules that out lol i must just have a fussy baby lol

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