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Can a baby with thrush cause me problems while breastfeeding?
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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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In brief: Baby w thrush
If your baby has yeast infection in her mouth it is likely that you have yeast on your nipples.
Signs of a nipple yeast infection include nipple redness, pain with breastfeeding and skin irritation. If baby has been diagnosed it is important that you are also treated with an antifungal medication otherwise infection will continue to be passed between you two. See your pcp for treatment.

In brief: Baby w thrush
If your baby has yeast infection in her mouth it is likely that you have yeast on your nipples.
Signs of a nipple yeast infection include nipple redness, pain with breastfeeding and skin irritation. If baby has been diagnosed it is important that you are also treated with an antifungal medication otherwise infection will continue to be passed between you two. See your pcp for treatment.
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