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Does Soy Formula For Babies Cause Babies To Get Thrush
No: Thrush is an infection caused by a fungus (sometimes called yeast) this type of infection is common in babies because their immune system is still developing. Fungal infections are common in warm moist areas like the mouth, diaper area (especially the creases) and folds of skin such as under the neck. It is not related to type of formula. Antibiotic use can increase yeast infections. ...Read more
Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more
My child consumes all liquids through gtube. He is soy, dairy, gluten free. He appears to have thrush in his mouth. What could have caused this?
2mnths&all of a sudden gas so bad farts it startels her&she screams like it hurt on soy formula also mild thrush and umbilical hernia what cld b wrong?
Food: 95% of all problems in children under the age of 5 are diet related and that is the best place to start. If breast feeding I ask what mom is eating...Dairy can be very irritating and gas producing. She may also need probiotics to aid her digestion. Soy can also be very irritating. Consider gentle ease (half dairy/half predigested or nutramigen) and talk to your pediatrician's office. ...Read more
Can switching soy base formula to regular milk base, harm by 3month old baby? If babies stay on soy base, will that effect her when she gets older?
Varies: There are babies that are intolerant to milk based formulas, either to the protein or the lactose sugar. These kids will be chronically fussy, have acidic stools or otherwise a mess. If your kid can eat, digest and act comfortable on a milk based formula it is ok to switch. You might want to review the idea with the doc, some use soy for kids with galactosemia and a change to could be harmful. ...Read more
Depends on situation: Some folks prefer the bovine protein as more human like & there is some question whether the soy lives up to its quality. That said, most kids would never have any appreciable difference in growth/development either way. The exception comes if a kid is intolerant to one. If so, the other product or a specialty formula like alumentum would be less likely to cause GI symptoms. ...Read more
Positioning: What is the age of the child? If older than 3 months and if severe GERD I would consider adding rice cereal 1 tablespoon per 4 oz of the formula to thicken the feed. In a baby less than 2 months I would try positioning in a 45 degree position after feedings for an hr to see if it helps. Fomula switching will not improve GERD if that is the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
Absolutely: Alimentum and nutramigen are the first two that are readily available that come to mind. They are a bit more expensive, but very easy to digest and no soy anything. They don't taste as good, so if the baby scoffs at eating them, can put one drop of vanilla in the entire bottle to flavor. ...Read more
My baby drinks soy isomil infant formula and every time he drinks it his eye swell. Is that an allergic reation.
Possibly: If it happens every time, it is probably some type of reaction, mild allergy. Talk to your pediatrician.... ...Read more
See a Specialist: This is a complicated question that cannot be well answered in only 400 characters. The problems with formula may be allergy or lactose intolerance or several other things. You should have the baby tested for soy and milk allergy and you may need to try several formulas before you find one that is well tolerated. Enfamil AR thickens in the stomach so it is less likely to reflux back up the esop ...Read more
My infant has had runny seedy poos for three weeks now and cries a lot after feeds. Is it ok to mix/wean soy formula with his milk based formula?
It isn't.: It isn't.Get a more detailed answer ›
When do babies outgrow thrush, baby 17 weeks on nystatin since 2 months, and she still has some thrush. Been using vinegar solution?
Should have resolved:
If Nystatin oral suspension was given at appropriate dose (1-2 ml four times daily) then must consider:
1. Incorrect diagnosis
2. Re infection from someone else
3. Underlying health problem eg immunity
if not already done, child should be re evaluated by her pediatrician and or dermatologist. ...Read more
Will rubbing a pee-soaked diaper on an infant's face and/or tongue cure him of thrush and baby acne?
Not advisable: There is much folklore surrounding the use of urine as a cure-all, but little evidence of any benefit. Urine should be sterile and not cause disease, but there are much better treatments for both oral thrush and acne. Baby acne does not need treatment and will go away on its own. Benzoyl peroxide is far more effective for treatment of adult acne. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of food allergies, specifically dairy and soy, in babies under a year old.?
My 6wk old baby ia beginning2get thrush! What did I do to cause this!? Am I a bad mom? How can I stop it from gettin worse b4 she goes2the drs?
I keep having recurring thrush episodes and my husband also after we have sex no over the counter treatment seems to work. We got it after our baby had thrush in the mouth I'm assuming I had it in my mouth and giving him oral caused us to both get it now
Need to see your doctor
No OTCwill help ...Read more
My 6 wk infant has had runny seedy green poos since weaning him onto formulae. No fever or blood and isn't vomiting. Would it be safe to try soy?
Normal poop: While it is certainly fine to try soy formula, what you are describing is perfectly normal poop for a 6 week old. Their stools are very runny and seedy, and colors range from yellow to green to brown to orange. The colors we don't like are white, red and black. These sound like very healthy, normal poops, so I don't think a formula change is even needed. ...Read more
Infant constipation. We have tried prune juice oatmeal and soy milk and nothing is working. Can we use a stool softener and what foods to avoid.?
Natural plugs: Apple sauce, bananas & rice cereal are the main constipators in most infants. Peaches, pears, plums & barley cereal are usually helpful in loosening them. Prune or apple juice (regular adult, not dilute baby) given in amounts of 1-2 ounces 1-2 x/day for a minimum of 3 days will usually loosen a kid. Good luck. ...Read more
Can milk based formula cause baby to become chesty and cough? Baby has rattling in chest and cough for two weeks. Tried soy formula but baby gags on it.
Not exactly...: Young babies can get thrush, which is just an overgrowth of candida yeast. Candida is a normal part of us, and grows on our bodies (on every one of us). Young babies' bodies are more prone to getting an overgrowth of Candida... but are not truly getting thrush from their milk, regardless of whether or not they are getting Candida from their milk. ...Read more
Thrush: It can take several weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: Often time the baby & mom will 'ping pong' the infection back &forth especially if the mom has any cracks on the nipples. Often times the knowledgable physician will treat both mom & babe. Sometimes because the pediatrician will not write a prescription for the mom, & woman's ob/gyn will not write a script without a visit, and then sometimes not even then. Family drs. Don't have this problem. ...Read more
My 3 week old and I have resistant thrush. He's normal weight. Trying to get treated but Is it possible for baby to get invasive candida from thrush?
Possible, unlikely: Most incidents of invasive Candida in newborns have been in those on prolonged antibiotics, very low birth weight (<1500g) with indwelling catheters or iv's. In addition to nystatin, oral fluconazole is well tolerated and usually has good results. Consider using oral probiotic drops to provide a source of friendly bacteria to compete with Candida. ...Read more
Recurrent thrush: It can happen. Make sure you sterilize the baby's bottle and nipples after washing the bottles with soap and water. If you are breast feeding make sure you wash your breasts with soap and water before and after each feeding. If you are breast feeding and you have a rash or your breasts are itching, consult your doctor. You may to apply medication to your breasts. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with thrush today and saw HIV might be the cause should I worry about this or get tested for it?
Baby with puffed cheek diagnosed with thrush. Baby eats fine. Head and lymph nodes are fine. Dimple on it. Can thrush can cause a cheek to puff?
Thrush: Anything is possible, although that is not the usual presentation. Did you get all your questions answered with your pediatrician or diagnosing physician? He or she will be your best source! ...Read more
Just diagnosed with oral thrush. Why would I get thrush at 32 yrs old when I have not been on antibiotics? No recent medications not diabetic. Causes?
Oral thrush and other candida infections can occur when your immune system is weakened by disease or drugs such as prednisone, or when antibiotics disturb the natural balance of microorganisms in your body.
Normally your immune system works to repel harmful invading organisms, such as viruses, bacteria and fungi, while maintaining a balance between 'good' and 'bad' microbes that normally inhabit. ...Read more
How important is it to get oral thrush treated quickly? Doc said call if meds caused thrush, but it's been a week of calls. Okay to keep waiting? Hurts.
Can you get thrush or oral hairy leukoplakia just from common EBV or does there HAVE to be a major condition associated that causes it? I'm scared
Unrelated to EBV: Oral thrush, the overgrowth of candida albicans in the mouth, results when the host immune system can’t maintain its natural defense against the fungus always present in small numbers. Normally, the immune system depends on the common oral microorganisms to keep Candida under control. Use of antibiotics, or infection with HIV can result in thrush. ...Read more
Thrush: At this young age I feel it is best to see your pediatrician for advice and treatment. You should be going to her two week check. If you have already gone, call the office and ask for advice. It is not dangerous and unless she is not eating is not an emergency. ...Read more
Thrush: The yeast that causes thrush is present in the environment as a microscopic spore. It is acquired by everyone at some point and becomes a normal member of the germs in your poop. Kids often acquire it simply off their contaminated fingers, that spend a lot of time in their mouth. Infants get it in their mouth easily because it thrives on the sugar of a feed & they feed often. ...Read more
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