Can I breastfeed if my baby has oral thrush? Can my baby’s oral thrush somehow infect my breasts, or can I continue breastfeeding?

Yes. Babies oral thrush can cause fungal infection of the nipples. You will also need an anti fungal paint to apply to your nipple. So can continue breast feeding then.
You. You should definitely keep breastfeeding your baby. Thrush is an overgrowth of a fungus called candida in the mouth and is extremely common in infants. It is treated by applying an anti-fungal medication, such as nystatin, to the baby's mouth until the white plaques on the inside of the cheeks and tongue disappear. If your nipples are red, sore, cracking and bleeding, then chances are your nipples are infected with candida and you and your baby may be passing it back and forth. If this is the case, call your doctor about using an antifungal ointment while your baby is being treated on his anti-fungal drops. Some babies with thrush will also develop diaper rashes from the overgrowth of candida. Frequent diaper changes and the use of antifungal cream in the diaper area can help prevent/treat this problem. Good luck!

Related Questions

Breastfeeding for 9 months. Sudden sharp burning pain in left nipple shooting into breast. Only on left, no signs of thrush in baby or me.?

Infection/crack. Any infection /skin crack may cause this type of pain. Get checked by your pcp.
Yeast still likely. Even if you have no sign, nor the baby any sign, that history sounds suspicous for yeast. Get a good assessment by an experienced lactation consultant, and try to find a sympathetic doctor who would be willing to listen to the treatment suggestions by the lactation consultant. A provider that is an lc and an arnp would be able to see you and probably write a script for treationg you and the baby.

Why did the number of american women who chose to breast feed their babies drop so dramaticly after wwii?

Combination. I would think that it was because there were more women going to work outside the home, as well as the improved availability of infant formulas. Breast milk is still the best nutrition for babies.

Can you tell me how and when to wean a breast feed infant?

Weaning. Weaning your child is a personal choice, but the American Academy of Pediatrics that you breastfeed for at least a year.

At night times my 12 weeks old infant will not wake up to breast feed, 5 hours gap ll b there for last breastfeed. Any problem to baby's nutition?

Not if baby is fine. We (doctors, moms, dads, neighbors, etc.) all want babies to sleep through the night by the time they are 3 months old. Parents with babies who sleep through the night are lucky parents. As long as a baby is growing fine on his measurements at the check-ups, and is healthy, parents don't need to wake up a sleeping baby at night.

Can women with invasive lobular carcinoma breast feed their babies?

Yes. As long as you are not receiving chemotherapy, you may breastfeed after breast cancer treatment. If your cancer was treated by radiation therapy, it is likely that you will not produce much milk, if any, from the treated breast.
Yes. Breast cancer cannot be transmitted to your baby in breast milk you are better off to treat your cancer sooner rather than continuing to breast feed your baby.

Can babies who breast feed get tooth decay? I try and breast feed my son whenever I can, and would like to know if that can also lead to tooth decay..

Breast. Breast feeding in and of itself will not prevent tooth decay. Tooth decay is caused by acids that the bacteria stuck to his teeth produce. Gently wipe his teeth with a soft cloth (or brush if you can) at least twice a day, especially before he goes to sleep at night, and you will be helping him quite a bit. And remember, only water in his bottle if he needs to go to sleep with a bottle in his mouth.
Elma, I. Elma, I respect my colleagues opinions, however they are dead wrong, sorry gentlemen. I have professionally treated several children who have developed tooth decay as a result of a particular habit. These children sleep with their mothers and suckle throughout the night, all night long. Even though breast milk seems to be much less cariogenic then juice or even formula, breast milk has sugars in it. However natural those sugars may be, repeatedly coating a child's teeth over the course of the entire night, night after night, will lead to rampant cavities. I know this will enrage a segment of our society, but I've witnessed this effect too many times not to reach this conclusion. Hope this is helpful, michael i. Wollock, dmd, agd fellow dentistry at suburban square 610-649-0313 www. Dentistryatsuburbansquare. Com.
Children. Children catch tooth decay from their parents, when we kiss our children and contaminate them with our infected saliva. Breast milk is not the cause of decay, and decay can be prevented by cleaning the teeth properly, first with a moist flannel and then with a brush. Children are far less likely to get decay if they are breast fed in my experience and are not given bottle before bed. That is my experience. Dr neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts - quality that counts.
There. There is no documentation yet on breast feeding caries, there is bottle caries..... If your child is only fed by you, I wouldn't be worry if I were you, if breast feeding is the only part of his nutrition. Good luck.
Very possible. Bacteria that stick to the teeth convert sugars, including the sugars in breast milk, juices, cow's milk, soy/almond milk, and formula into acids that etch holes in the enamel for more bacteria to enter. If you have not already done so, take your child to a dentist (a pedodontist would be preferable) to make sure everything's ok...1st dental appointment age 1.
Yes. Bacteria can turn mother's milk into acid byproducts just a easily as anything else. Limit your child's breast feeding to when they are hungry. Clean their teeth and gums with a damp gauze and/or infant tooth brush after each feeding. If they have teeth it is time to make an appointment with a pediatric dentist.
Yes. Nursing caries. Can occur from repeated exposure of the lingual, or tongue, side of the teeth to the sugar in breast milk, especially if the mother & baby have streptococcus mutans bacteria in their mouths. If mom & baby fall asleep, the nipple retracts & breast milk bathes the baby's teeth. Wipe out his mouth after each feed. At 6 months, night feeds become a habit. See healthy children. Org for more tips.

3 month infant suddenly sticking out tongue when trying to breast feed - refusing nipple. Cries when trying to feed bottle. He's on 2ml of ranitidine.?

Nursing. See if the hospital where you delivered your baby has a lactation consultant. I'm assuming the ranitidine is for GERD. Make sure that the baby hasn't outgrown the present dose, by rechecking with your pediatrician. They can also rule out any other problems that might be causing this.
Need PCP evaluation. Not enough information for reason why ranitidine prescribed. Infant needs a thorough PE to evaluate problem. I suggest stopping the ranitidine to exclude possible side effects, unless aspiration following feeding has occurred. Many babies erp up a lot but grow normally.

What causes thrush on the nipples while breastfeeding and should it cause the entire breast to become painful? How can I prevent it?

Nipple yeast. Thrush in a nursing infant's mouth can transmit the infection to mother's nipples causing redness, cracking and pain. This infection however, does not generally involve the entire breast. Another cause for this breast pain should be considered.