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How can you tell the difference between trush or just milk in a 1 week old newborn baby's tongue?

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In brief: Usually

Thrush has redness under the white area and it wipes off.
.. If you give your baby water and the whiteness is gone it is probably milk.

In brief: Usually

Thrush has redness under the white area and it wipes off.
.. If you give your baby water and the whiteness is gone it is probably milk.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

Thrush is common in early infancy & sometimes hard to tell from a milk-tongue.
The tongue surface at that age can trap milk solids in the surface & you may not be able to scrape/wipe it clean. Unless their is a powdered milk like layering covering the non-tongue surfaces (inside the cheeks, lips, gums) i don't consider it thrush.

In brief: Maybe

Thrush is common in early infancy & sometimes hard to tell from a milk-tongue.
The tongue surface at that age can trap milk solids in the surface & you may not be able to scrape/wipe it clean. Unless their is a powdered milk like layering covering the non-tongue surfaces (inside the cheeks, lips, gums) i don't consider it thrush.
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In brief: Milk will wash off

Thrush can not be cleaned off easily.

In brief: Milk will wash off

Thrush can not be cleaned off easily.
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