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03 May 2016

Thrush is the common name for an infection caused by Candida alb cans, a type of yeast which naturally occurs in our bodies. Normally held in check by bacteria, this yeast sometimes spreads and causes an infection in baby's mouth, on mum's nipples, or in the milk ducts.  Often this can be bought on by the use of antibiotics to treat another problem, killing off 'good' bacterial in the process.

Thrush in baby's mouth often appears as white dots, which don't move when rubbed, on the tongue, inside the cheeks, or in the throat. It is often accompanied by a bad bout of nappy rash.

Mum may have any of these symptoms;

Itchy, red or burning nipples

Cracked nipples

White dots around the nipples

Pain in one...