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    Default White tongue

    I have a 4 wk old who has had white milk residue stained on her tongue since day 4. Is this normal? I clean her mouth daily with wet wash cloth but it doesn't seem to help.


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    Default Re: White tongue

    It sounds pretty normal to me, but a white tongue can indicate thrush.
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    Default Re: White tongue

    My babe has ALWAYS had a white tongue. My pediatrician told me that breast milk tends to stick to the tongue and not to worry because it was very normal. He said both his two girls had white tongues when they were being nursed

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    Default Re: White tongue

    hi, went to see dr for dd on a different issue, and the dr, said that she had thrush with her white tongue, i thought that was normal but he said that thrush does stick to the tongue, and since my breasts hurt all the time that it is thrush, so he prescribed nysatin for both of us. I was on antibitiocs and i believe that may have killed the good bacteria.
    so if your breasts are not hurting/painful i would say there is nothing to worry about

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